Gryirhanli   Gryirhanli

The Gryirhanli phonemic alphabet was created by Misha Volavka with no real function in mind other than to have a script of hers displayed on Omniglot. It is her second conscript, the first being kept a secret because it is used for personal notes, not that anyone would likely want to go through much trouble to decipher them. This script was an experiment in aesthetics, it is structured nearly exactly the same as her first script but appears more fluid on the page and includes numerals. The name has no etymology, it just seemed to fit the look of the script.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines
  • Used to write: American English, but could be adapted to other languages written in the Latin alphabet
  • Vowels are all short, ideally all consonants would be tall but a few had to be changed for superficial reasons
  • The only digraphs are those vowel sounds that are made with a Y or W (and EU as in wood)


Gryirhanli alphabet


Gryirhanli numerals

Sample text

Sample text in Gryirhanli


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