Deseret Alphabet ๐ƒ

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Deseret alphabet is designed to be a simple phonetic alphabet for English.

It was created in 1847 by George D Watt, Brigham Young and other Mormons.

Long Vowels
๐€ ๐ ๐‚ ๐ƒ ๐„ ๐…
Short Vowels
๐† ๐‡ ๐ˆ ๐‰ ๐Š ๐‹
Consonants
๐Œ ๐ ๐Ž ๐ ๐ ๐‘ ๐’ ๐“ ๐” ๐• ๐– ๐— ๐˜ ๐™ ๐š ๐› ๐œ ๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ ๐  ๐ก ๐ข ๐ฃ ๐ค ๐ฅ ๐ฆ ๐ง

Uppercase and lowercase are the same except size. Here's lowercase:

๐จ ๐ฉ ๐ช ๐ซ ๐ฌ ๐ญ
๐ฎ ๐ฏ ๐ฐ ๐ฑ ๐ฒ ๐ณ
๐ด ๐ต ๐ถ ๐ท ๐ธ ๐น ๐บ ๐ป ๐ผ ๐ฝ ๐พ ๐ฟ ๐‘€ ๐‘ ๐‘‚ ๐‘ƒ ๐‘„ ๐‘… ๐‘† ๐‘‡ ๐‘ˆ ๐‘‰ ๐‘Š ๐‘‹ ๐‘Œ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘

Pronunciation

charnameIPA
๐€Long I/iห/
๐Long E/eษช/
๐‚Long A/ษ‘ห/
๐ƒLong Ah/ษ”ห/
๐„Long O/oสŠ/
๐…Long Oo/uห/
๐งEw/juห/
charnameIPA
๐†Short I/ษช/
๐‡Short E/ษ›/
๐ˆShort A/รฆ/
๐‰Short Ah/ษ’/
๐ŠShort O/สŒ/
๐‹Short Oo/สŠ/
๐ŒAy/aษช/
๐Ow/aสŠ/
๐ฆOi/ษ”ษช/
charnameIPA
๐ŽWu/w/
๐Yee/j/
๐H/h/
๐‘Pee/p/
๐’Bee/b/
๐“Tee/t/
๐”Dee/d/
๐•Chee/tสƒ/
๐–Jee/dส’/
๐—Kay/k/
๐˜Gay/ษก/
๐™Ef/f/
๐šVee/v/
charnameIPA
๐›Eth/ฮธ/
๐œThee/รฐ/
๐Es/s/
๐žZee/z/
๐ŸEsh/สƒ/
๐ Zhee/ส’/
๐กEr/r/
๐ขEl/l/
๐ฃEm/m/
๐คEn/n/
๐ฅEng/ล‹/

For examples of IPA pronunciation, see Unicode IPA รฆ and Shavian Alphabet ๐‘•

Sample Text

Here's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

LESSON XVI.
The Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light;
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then if I were in the dark,
I would thank you for your spark;
I could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

And when I am sound asleep,
Oft you through my window peep,
For you never shut your eye
Til the sun is in the sky.
๐ข๐‡๐๐ค XVI.
๐œ ๐ข๐ฎ๐ป๐‘Š ๐๐ป๐ช๐‘‰.

๐“๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘๐ฟ๐‘Š, ๐ป๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘๐ฟ๐‘Š, ๐‘Š๐ฎ๐ป๐‘Š ๐‘…๐ป๐ช๐‘‰,
๐๐ต ๐Œ ๐ถ๐ฒ๐‘Œ๐ผ๐ฒ๐‘‰ ๐ธ๐ถ๐ฑ๐ป ๐ท๐ญ ๐ช๐‘‰.
๐Š๐น ๐ฐ๐บ๐ฒ๐‘‚ ๐‘„ ๐ถ๐ฒ๐‘‰๐‘Š๐ผ ๐‘…๐ฌ ๐ธ๐ด,
๐ข๐ด๐ฟ ๐ฉ ๐ผ๐ด๐‘‹๐ฒ๐‘Œ๐ผ ๐ฎ๐‘Œ ๐‘„ ๐‘…๐ฟ๐ด.

๐๐ถ๐ฏ๐‘Œ ๐‘„ ๐บ๐‘Š๐ฉ๐‘†๐ฎ๐‘ ๐‘…๐ฒ๐‘Œ ๐ฎ๐‘† ๐‘…๐ฏ๐ป,
๐ˆ๐‘Œ๐ผ ๐‘„ ๐‘€๐‘‰๐ช๐‘… ๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘„ ๐ผ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฎ๐‘† ๐ถ๐ฏ๐ป,
๐œ๐ฏ๐‘Œ ๐ท๐ญ ๐‘‡๐ฌ ๐ท๐ณ๐‘‰ ๐‘Š๐ฎ๐ป๐‘Š ๐‘Š๐ด๐ป;
๐“๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘๐ฟ๐‘Š, ๐ป๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘๐ฟ๐‘Š, ๐ซ๐‘Š ๐‘„ ๐‘Œ๐ด๐ป.

๐œ๐ฏ๐‘Œ ๐ฎ๐‘ ๐Œ ๐ถ๐ฒ๐‘‰ ๐ฎ๐‘Œ ๐‘„ ๐ผ๐ช๐‘‰๐ฟ,
๐Œ ๐ถ๐ณ๐ผ ๐‘ƒ๐ฐ๐‘๐ฟ ๐ท๐ญ ๐‘๐ซ๐‘‰ ๐ท๐ญ๐‘‰ ๐‘…๐น๐ช๐‘‰๐ฟ;
๐Œ ๐ฟ๐ณ๐ผ ๐‘Œ๐ช๐ป ๐‘…๐จ ๐ธ๐ถ๐ฎ๐ฝ ๐ถ๐ฉ ๐ป๐ญ ๐‘€๐ฌ,
๐†๐‘ ๐ท๐ญ ๐ผ๐ฎ๐ผ ๐‘Œ๐ฑ๐ป ๐ป๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘๐ฟ๐‘Š ๐‘…๐ฌ.

๐ˆ๐‘Œ๐ผ ๐ธ๐ถ๐ฏ๐‘Œ ๐Œ ๐ฐ๐‘‹ ๐‘…๐ต๐‘Œ๐ผ ๐ฐ๐‘…๐‘Š๐จ๐น,
๐‰๐‘๐ป ๐ท๐ญ ๐‘ƒ๐‘‰๐ญ ๐‘‹๐ด ๐ถ๐ฎ๐‘Œ๐ผ๐ฌ ๐น๐จ๐น,
๐™๐ซ๐‘‰ ๐ท๐ญ ๐‘Œ๐ฏ๐‘‚๐ฏ๐‘‰ ๐‘‡๐ฒ๐ป ๐ท๐ณ๐‘‰ ๐ด
๐“๐ฎ๐‘Š ๐‘„ ๐‘…๐ฒ๐‘Œ ๐ฎ๐‘† ๐ฎ๐‘Œ ๐‘„ ๐‘…๐ฟ๐ด.
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