The Global Alphabet was devised by Robert L. Owen (1856-1947). It appears in the book The Global Alphabet : A Method of Teaching English to the World, which was published in 1944. It can apparently be learned in one day, and can be used to write English, Spanish and every other known language.
Owen was a senator for Oklahoma, and one of things he did after he retired from the Senate in 1925 was to create an international alphabet that he hoped would be used by diplomats. He also thought is could be "a mechanism by which the English language can be taught as a world language". He was inspired by Sequoia, the Cherokee Chief who invented the Cherokee script, and was himself part Cherokee, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and Secretary of the Cherokee Board of Education.
Alphabet chart and sample words by Frank Nichols
Information about The Global Alphabet and Robert L. Owen
A-chik Tokbirim, Adinkra, Adlam, Armenian, Avestan, Avoiuli, Bassa (Vah), Beitha Kukju, Borama / Gadabuursi, Carian, Carpathian Basin Rovas, Chinuk pipa, Chisoi, Coorgi-Cox, Coptic, Cyrillic, Dalecarlian runes, Deseret, Elbasan, Etruscan, Faliscan, Galik, Georgian (Asomtavruli), Georgian (Nuskhuri), Georgian (Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Global Alphabet, Gothic, Greek, Irish (Uncial), Kaddare, Kayah Li, Khatt-i-Badí’, Khazarian Rovas, Korean, Latin, Lepontic, Luo Lakeside Script, Lycian, Lydian, Manchu, Mandaic, Mandombe, Marsiliana, Messapic, Mongolian, Mro, Mundari Bani, N'Ko, North Picene, Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong, Odùduwà, Ogham, Old Church Slavonic, Oirat Clear Script, Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet' / Santali), Old Italic, Old Nubian, Old Permic, Ol Onal, Orkhon, Oscan, Pau Cin Hau, Phrygian, Pollard script, Runic, Székely-Hungarian Rovás (Hungarian Runes), Somali (Osmanya), South Picene, Sutton SignWriting, Sunuwar, Tai Lue, Tangsa, Todhri, Toto, Umbrian, Uyghur, Wancho, Yezidi, Zaghawa, Zoulai
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