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Crymeddau Crymeddau

Crymeddau is an alternative alphabet for Welsh created by Simon Ager. It grew out of random scribbles and is not modelled on any particular alphabet, though some of the consonants shapes are based losely on the shapes made by the tongue, teeth and/or lips to produce them.

It is designed particularly for Welsh and includes separate letters for all Welsh consonants, including mutated ones, as well as long and short vowels. Diphthongs are written with combinations of vowels. It can also be used to write most other European languages. The name crymeddau is Welsh for "curves".

Notable features

Crymeddau alphabet

Crymeddau alphabet

Download a Crymeddau chart (Excel format)

Sample text in Crymeddau

Sample text in the Crymeddau alphabet

Original version of this text

Genir pawb yn rhydd ac yn gydradd â'i gilydd mewn urddas a hawliau. Fe'u cynysgaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, a dylai pawb ymddwyn y naill at y llall mewn ysbryd cymodlon.

Translation

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)

Download a font for Crymeddau created with InstFontMaker.

Note: the font is a bit rough and I will try to improve it. Some of the upper case letters in the font are different from the lower case ones: C = ch, G = ng, L = ll, M = mh, N = nh, P = ph, Q = ngh, R = rh, S = sh and T = th. Also ð = dd, v is used for f, and f for ff.

Scripts created by Simon Ager

Crymeddau, Curvetic, Fingers, Kanadana, Geyinzi, Tengwar for Welsh

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