Gernreich    Gernreich

Gernreich is an alternative alphabet for English invented by Michael Carnright when he was 14. The letters are like building blocks which are connected together to make words, which in turn can be connected together to make sentences. Micheael usually uses graph paper to write this alphabet.

Notable features

  • The letters with the largest span from point to point are used for the most common letters in English. The least used letters are represented by the smallest symbols.
  • Words can be written separately or as part of a continuous line. When written as a continuous line, care needs to be taken to ensure that the line doesn't cross itself.
  • A dot indicates the start of each word
  • There is no fixed direction of writing - you can write words in just about any direction

Gernreich alphabet

Gernreich alphabet

Sample texts in Gernreich

Sample texts in Gernreich

The texts on the right show a number of ways to write Gernreich, Michael Carnright's former family name.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Gernreich


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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