The Keltic alphabet was invented by David Kelley as an alternative alphabet for English. It was modeled on the Devanagari alphabet, with influence from the Korean alphabet. There are a number of different ways of writing English with Keltic. The main difference lies in the representation
of vowels and diphthongs. The version below is the comprehensive form, which was developed to represent all the sounds of
the English language, including both Standard American and British Received pronunciation. The transliteration, here, attempts
to replicate English speech rather than English spelling. The example text represents the pronunciation of Standard American.
- Type of script: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: English (Standard American or British RP)
The Keltic alphabet
- The vowel diacritics are written over the consonant which follows them. If vowels appear at the end of a word, the diacritics
are written over the vowel carrier (as shown above). The vowel carrier changes, in the case of rhoticized Standard American
diphthongs and triphthongs, to the regular symbol for "r.".
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Download a font for the Keltic alphabet (TrueType, 5K)
Keyboard strokes & IPA values for the Keltic font
Keltic also appears on Simon Ager's website, OMNIGLOT.COM,