The Caps was invented by Destin Hubble as an alternative alphabet for
English. It is a way of writing the English language in all caps instead
of the standard way. Destin found that writing in all caps is often much
clearer and standard but many parts of it still made it look too complex.
Destin attempted to simplify regular caps by confining them to shapes that
can be made from a box with an x inside it. All of these shapes were further
refined into letters by confining them to groups of shapes that were all
the same apart from orientation. The only two letters that do not fall
into one of these groups are "I" and "O."
The numbers are all copies of some letter but in addition, there is a
line through each one, stemming from the idea that you slash your zero to
distinguish it from an "O."
This alphabet is can be used to write Simplified English, a simplified
approach to pronouncing English words with a one-to-one correlation between
letters and sounds, useful for speaking in code. In Simplified English very
letter is pronounced as shown in the chart, even "h"s in the middle of a
word. For example, "sh" is pronounced, [s] and then [h], like an aspirated [s].
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal rows
- Number of letters: 26
- Used to write: English and Simplified English
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)
Other alternative alphabets for English