Alternative scripts / notation systems
Alternative spelling/writing systems
These writing and spelling systems are alternative ways of writing English
and other languages. Most are designed to make it easier to learn how to
These writing systems that can be used to phonetically indicate the pronunciation of
Other notation systems
Language-based communication systems
These communication systems are designed to send messages via flags, lights, sound
or electric pulses.
transcriptions in the International
Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are used extensively throughout this website.
The IPA transcriptions are the letters and other symbols which appear
in square bracketts, like this [b], [p]. etc.
You can learn which sounds are represented by these letters and symbols at:
http://www.unil.ch/ling/page12580.html (en français)
Other types of script
Complex writing systems,
Alternative writing systems,
Languages by writing system,
Languages by family,
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