Davé    Davé

The Davé alphabet was invented by Robert Holley as a way to write his Spanish-based conlang, Davesh. It could also be used to write English and Spanish, and perhaps other languages.

The alphabet is written with a single horizontal line connecting all the letters and words, in a similar way to Devanagari. Words are separated by a short vertical line through the horizontal line. Periods, question marks and exclamation points are indicated by circles on the horizontal line or below it.

Notable features

Davé alphabet

Davé alphabet

Davé font created by Bryson Schnaitmann . It is available on FontStruct.

Download an alphabet chart for Davé (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Davesh in the Davé alphabet


Tados béjéros úmanos jan bítéré fraros í ébúlos én digníto í rarotés. Jan endúvaré con racéro í conshenso í déren adaran a tados pésonos én ún spíro dé bradashaco.

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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)

If you have any questions about Davé or Davesh, you can contact Robert at: ragazzo.americano@gmail.com

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