The Davé alphabet was invented by Robert Holley as a way
to write his Spanish-based conlang, Davesh. It could also be used
to write English and Spanish, and perhaps other languages.
The alphabet is written with a single horizontal line connecting
all the letters and words, in a similar way to Devanagari.
Words are separated by a short vertical line through the horizontal
line. Periods, question marks and exclamation points are indicated
by circles on the horizontal line or below it.
- Type of writing system: alphabet.
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
- Used to write: Davé
Tados béjéros úmanos jan bítéré fraros í ébúlos én digníto í
rarotés. Jan endúvaré con racéro í conshenso í déren adaran a
tados pésonos én ún spíro dé bradashaco.
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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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