The New Testament in the Shavian Alphabet

A large project I worked on last year was a complete transliteration of the New Testament into the Shavian alphabet. It began innocently enough with the desire to do a search and replace on it, but with the kind help of Evan Gallagher ofย Project Ormin, I was able to have a great head startย into it. He ran a script that transliterated the majority of the words into Shavian. After I cleaned up the remaining words, I started to design ligatures that connected the Google Noto Sans Shavian font’s forms to each other.

The result is this PDF.ย Enjoy!

If you’re unfamiliar with Shavian, the key is available on its wiki page. It’s a great alternative to Roman letters for the English language, not carrying any of the baggage of etymology and compromise into its spelling system. Each sound of English just gets one letter. I highly encourage people to learn and use it.

๐‘ฉ ๐‘ค๐‘ธ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘ฎ๐‘ช๐‘ก๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ข๐‘ป๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ช๐‘ฏ ๐‘ค๐‘ญ๐‘•๐‘‘ ๐‘˜๐‘ฝ ๐‘ข๐‘ช๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฉ ๐‘’๐‘ฉ๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘ค๐‘ฐ๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘ฎ๐‘จ๐‘ฏ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘ฆ๐‘‘๐‘ผ๐‘ฑ๐‘–๐‘ฉ๐‘ฏ ๐‘ ๐‘ž ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฟ ๐‘‘๐‘ง๐‘•๐‘‘๐‘ฉ๐‘ฅ๐‘ฉ๐‘ฏ๐‘‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘‘๐‘ต ๐‘ž ยท๐‘–๐‘ฑ๐‘๐‘พ๐‘ฏ ๐‘จ๐‘ค๐‘“๐‘ฉ๐‘š๐‘ง๐‘‘. ๐‘ฆ๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘จ๐‘ฏ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฉ๐‘•๐‘ฉ๐‘ฏ๐‘‘๐‘ค๐‘ฆ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘ณ๐‘“ ๐‘ข๐‘ฆ๐‘ž ๐‘ž ๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฒ๐‘ผ ๐‘‘ ๐‘›๐‘ต ๐‘ฉ ๐‘•๐‘ป๐‘— ๐‘ฏ ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘ค๐‘ฑ๐‘• ๐‘ช๐‘ฏ ๐‘ฆ๐‘‘, ๐‘š๐‘ณ๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘ฆ๐‘ž ๐‘ž ๐‘’๐‘ฒ๐‘ฏ๐‘› ๐‘ฃ๐‘ง๐‘ค๐‘ ๐‘ ยท๐‘ง๐‘๐‘ฉ๐‘ฏ ๐‘œ๐‘จ๐‘ค๐‘ฉ๐‘œ๐‘ผ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘ฎ๐‘ช๐‘ก๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘น๐‘ฅ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ, ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ข๐‘ช๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฑ๐‘š๐‘ฉ๐‘ค ๐‘‘ ๐‘ฃ๐‘จ๐‘ ๐‘ฉ ๐‘œ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฑ๐‘‘ ๐‘ฃ๐‘ง๐‘› ๐‘•๐‘‘๐‘ธ๐‘‘ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘‘๐‘ต ๐‘ฆ๐‘‘. ๐‘ฃ๐‘ฐ ๐‘ฎ๐‘จ๐‘ฏ ๐‘ฉ ๐‘•๐‘’๐‘ฎ๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘‘ ๐‘ž๐‘จ๐‘‘ ๐‘‘๐‘ฎ๐‘จ๐‘ฏ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘ฆ๐‘‘๐‘ผ๐‘ฑ๐‘‘๐‘ฉ๐‘› ๐‘ž ๐‘ฅ๐‘ฉ๐‘ก๐‘น๐‘ฉ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘ž ๐‘ข๐‘ป๐‘›๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘‘๐‘ต ยท๐‘–๐‘ฑ๐‘๐‘พ๐‘ฏ. ๐‘ญ๐‘“๐‘‘๐‘ผ ๐‘ฒ ๐‘’๐‘ค๐‘ฐ๐‘ฏ๐‘› ๐‘ณ๐‘ ๐‘ž ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฅ๐‘ฑ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฆ๐‘™ ๐‘ข๐‘ป๐‘›๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘ฒ ๐‘•๐‘‘๐‘ธ๐‘‘๐‘ฉ๐‘› ๐‘‘ ๐‘›๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฒ๐‘ฏ ๐‘ค๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ฉ๐‘—๐‘ผ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ž๐‘จ๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฉ๐‘ฏ๐‘ง๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘ฉ๐‘› ๐‘ž ๐‘œ๐‘ต๐‘œ๐‘ฉ๐‘ค ๐‘ฏ๐‘ด๐‘‘๐‘ด ๐‘•๐‘จ๐‘ฏ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘ฑ๐‘๐‘พ๐‘ฏ ๐‘“๐‘ช๐‘ฏ๐‘‘๐‘• ๐‘“๐‘น๐‘ฅ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‘ ๐‘ฐ๐‘— ๐‘ณ๐‘ž๐‘ผ.

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