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