Empisava was created by Joseph J. Barretto in 2006 in an attempt
to create: a vertical script that distinguished between consonant and
vowel forms without the use of diacritics; a writing system that indicated
the grammatical relationships of words (or phrases) within a sentence; and
a system that appended punctuation to the end of words rather than having
- Written in vertical columns running from left to right and top to bottom
- Empisava is dedicated to a little girl named Emma, on the occasion
of her first birthday. Pisava means "script" in Slovene.
- Used to write: English
As with most vertical scripts, each letter has an initial, medial, and final form.
Punctuation, Special Forms and Numerals
Sample text in the Empisava
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)
For additional information about empisava, please contact Joseph
Barretto at joopynyc[at]yahoo[dot]com
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