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English using Shavian & Quickscript

The "Shavian Proposed British Alphabet" was created in the 1950s by Kingsley Reed as part of a £500 competition financed by a trust set up under George Bernard Shaw's will.

Mr. Reed went on to revise his alphabet into a more cursive form called "Quickscript" or "Quikscript".


English using Shavian
The spelling used below matches the 1962 edition of Shaw's Androcles and the Lion with parallel text in Shavian.
[English using the Shavian Alphabet]
English using Quickscript
The spelling used below is purely phonetic.
[English using the Quickscript Alphabet]

Shavian fonts and a comprehensive Unicode test page for Shavian in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Writing system information for Shavian at Wikipedia and Omniglot

Writing system information for Quickscript at Omniglot


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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