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Ryszalean     Ryszalean

The Ryszalean alphabet was created by Aryssa and Zalea Ebbeler in 2011, with the help of their dad, Sheldon. The names of the two girls combine to form the name of the code. The alphabet itself is a spelling code or cipher, not a phonetic alphabet, in that each symbol stands for a letter of the Roman alphabet. For example, the arrow symbol stands for the letter A. Ryszalean Code is also acrophonic, like the Phonecian Alphabet, meaning that the letter names begin with that letter. Not coincidentally, the letter names also describe a simple picture depicted by the symbol.

Notable features

Aryssa and Zalea were given 3 rules when designing the script:

  1. Only the following 4 shapes could be used to create the symbols of the script: o, ^, |, and c. However, these shapes could be rotated or resized relative to one another. (This purpose of this guideline was to allow the symbols to look similar when viewed as a group while keeping them distinct from one another individually.)
  2. Each symbol of the script must be made by combining exactly 2 of the possible shapes. (This rule was put in place to prevent complex combinations of the shapes.)
  3. Each symbol must represent an object that begins with the relevant letter. (This requirement allows the resultant symbols to be more easily memorized.)

The sole purpose of the creation of the script was to pass time during a long car ride. However, Aryssa now uses the code to transcribe secret messages to her father.

Ryszalean script


Sample text

Sample text in Ryszalean


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 more information on Ryszalean Code, or on scripts developed by Aryssa and Zalea's father, contact Sheldon at sheldonebbeler[at]yahoo[dot]com

Con-scripts by Sheldon Ebbeler

Funnish, Knot alphabet, Tengwarpt, Uriovakiro

Other con-scripts