The Keltic alphabet was invented by David Kelley as an alternative alphabet for
English. It was modelled on the Devanagari alphabet,
with influence from the Korean alphabet. There are a number
of different ways of writing English with Keltic. The main difference lies in the
representation of vowels and diphthongs. The version below is the comprehensive form,
which was developed to represent all the sounds of the English language, including
both Standard American and British Received pronunciation. The transliteration
attempts to replicate English speech rather than English spelling. The example text
represents the pronunciation of Standard American.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: British and American English
The vowel diacritics are written over the consonant which follows them.
If vowels appear at the end of a word, the diacritics are written over the
vowel carrier (as shown above). The vowel carrier changes, in the case of
rhoticized Standard American diphthongs and triphthongs, to the regular symbol for "r.".
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 the Keltic alphabet (TrueType, 5K)
David Kelley's page about the Keltic alphabet at:
Also by David Kelley
6-Color Binary Alphabet,
Square Word Calligraphy
Other constructed scripts for English