Vavileqel Vavileqel

The Vavileqel script was invented by John H. Rykkelid in June 2012 for the eponymous constructed language, which is mainly inspired by Norwegian, Hebrew and German.

Initially just being a modified, mirrored Latin alphabet (for the purpose of writing right-to-left texts easier), several later revisions produced a purpose-made, stylistic set of characters. The mostly phonemic alphabet is tailored to the inventor's own linguistic preferences when developing his conlang, and may therefore appear somewhat inconsistent, with a fairly unusual consonant inventory including one dorso-velar click sound ('nev) and pulmonic sounds spread asymmetrically across most places of articulation.

Notable Features

Vavileqel script

Vavileqel alphabet

Sample text

Sample text in the Vavileqel language and script

IPA transcription

[ɑˈbreʂʞod bnip iˈmihət ˈselit ʉs çɑmn ˌihɑmˈtisov ʉs gləˈq͡χelsov sɑˌrimʞmədɑrʋˈɑjiv ˈʋesək ʉs ˌʋɑjəˈmerʋsək ʉs ˌv̩gəʞmədɑrəmˈʋepəv grirʋelˈʋœ ɑˈmːemə]

A recording of this text


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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