Quikscript / Read  Alphabet   Quikscript


Quikscript was created by Kingsley Read, who also created the Shavian alphabet. Read noticed various problems with the Shavian alphabet and decided to produce a new alphabet which addressed these problems. His new creation proved popular with Shavian enthusiasts.

Notable features

Quikscript / Read Alphabet

Quikscript / Read Alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Quikscript (Excel)

Sample texts (in American English)

Sample texts (Junior Quikscript)

Senior Quikscript

Sample text (Senior Quikscript)

IPA transcription

ɔl ˈhjumən ˈbiɪŋz ɑr bɔrn fri ænd ˈikwəl ɪn ˈdɪgnəti ænd raɪts. ðeɪ ɑr ɛnˈdaʊd wɪð ˈrizən ænd ˈkɑnʃəns ænd ʃʊd ækt təˈwɔrdz wʌn əˈnʌðər ɪn ə ˈspɪrət ʌv ˈbrʌðərˌhʊd.
(ˈɑrtəkəl 1 ʌv ðə ˌjunəˈvɜrsəl ˌdɛkləˈreɪʃən ʌv ˈhjumən raɪts)

Source: https://tophonetics.com/


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)

Tower of Babel in Quikscript

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Information about Quikscript

Quikscript fonts

Quickscript official manual (PDF, 2.4MB)

Alternative spelling/writing systems

Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet, Deseret, Dialectal Paleotype, Interbet, Pitman Initial Teaching Alphabet, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Simpel-Fonetik, Unifon

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