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The Kryptonese Alphabet
by Al Turniansky
page originally located here
A brief real-world historical note

The Kryptonese alphabet consists of 118 letters. These are shown in the two tables below. (Sorry about the fact that there are two tables. That's because of some software limitations on my end.) The tables read from left to right, with each Kryptonese letter followed by its approximate English equivalent.

Vowel Sounds in the following tables     Notes on some other letters
row 1, column 1/2 = "ee" as in "meet"                 row 3, column 3/4 = "g" as in "go", never as in "gym"
row 1, column 3/4 = "i" as in "mitt"                    row 4, column 5/6 = "ch" as in "chair"
row 2, column 1/2 = "i" as in "might"                  row 5, column 1/2 = "ch" as in German "ich", Scottish "loch", Hebrew
row 3, column 7/8 = "o" as in "go"                                                              "Chanukah"
row 3, column 9/10 = "u" as in "Luke"                row 7, column 7/8 = "y" as in "yes", never as in "sky"
row 5, column 3/4 = "oy" as in "boy"                   row 8, column 1/2 = "th" as in "then"
row 5, column 5/6 = "a" as in "father"                 row 8, column 3/4 = "s" as in "pleasure"
row 5, column 7/8 = "aw" as in "saw"                  row 9, column 1/2 = "th" as in "thin"
row 5, column 9/10 = "e" as in "met"
row 6, column 1/2 = "ow" as in "cow"
row 6, column 7/8 = "oo" as in "look"
row 6, column 9/10 = "a" as in "fat"
row 7, column 3/4 = "u" as in "luck"
row 7, column 9/10 = "a" as in "fate"


Punctuation Marks

 Again, this table reads from left to right, with each Kryptonese punctuation mark followed by its approximate English equivalent.

Notes:
The "hyphen" (row 1, column 1/2) is primarily used in names (i.e., Jor-el, Kal-el, etc.).
Row 1, columns 3/4 is the "open quote". Row 1, columns 5/6 is the "close quote".
The "underline" (row 1, columns 7/8) goes over the letters to be emphasized.
The "open parentheses" (row 2, columns 7/8) goes over the first letter in the parenthetcal comment.
The "close parentheses" (row 2, columns 7/8) goes under the last letter in the parenthetcal comment.

Numerals

 Again, this table reads from left to right, with each Kryptonese numeral followed by its English equivalent.

Grammar, vocabulary and other matters will be posted to this site at a later date.
 


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