The Wedges alphabet was invented by Bob Weiland in July 2006, while
waiting for his wife to finish her shopping in a department store. Bob has
from childhood greatly admired the beauty of Cuneiform, and this alphabet
was inspired by it.
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
- Used to write: English.
- The vowels "e", "i", and "o", are horizontal characters that
are written through the preceding consonants.
- The vowels "a", "u", and the letter "y" are written as left facing arrows.
- The other characters are composed of either one, two, or three
wedges in various arrangements.
Sample text in the Wedges alphabet
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 Wedges alphabet (OpenType, 183K)
Notes about the font
- Use a capital to write the vowels "e", "i", and "o" in the initial position
of a word. This causes the vowel not to be backspaced, which it normally does
in the middle of a word.
- Capitals may be used for the vowels other than "e", "i", and "o" so you don't
have to remember which vowels need to be respaced. The other vowels' spacing
remains unaltered as capitals.
- If two vowels of the "e" ,"i", "o" set are contiguous to each other in
the middle of a word, the second of the vowels must be capitalized in order
to prevent the two vowels from occupying the same space.
If you have any questions about Wedges, you can contact Bob at:
Also by Bob Weiland
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