INTERBET (the new VARIANT with corrections of 2008)


In the new version of the INTERBET (project of the International Alphabet) there are following changes:

a new letter (45th) was introduced in 2006 Eza (the name comes from resemblance with Z and Greek letter Eta). The presence of the third variant for the vowel E is often useful. For example, in English Eza is always more opened than Egi, but refers as well to front vowels. As distinct from them, the sign Eyt refers to the middle vowels and uses mainly for a neutral vowel or as an additional letter with the wide area of using and some relative meaning. Eza and Eyt can fulfill different functions in different languages. The form of the low-case Eza was taken from IPA (the sign for an opened E), but for a capital one the author has invented the more distinct sign with the fixed shape.

The other changing: in general more stylistically strict (classic) form of capital letters, in particular:

1. Returning of low-case letters Beta, Buki, Dorn, Fau, Gall/Gamma, Jota, Tefa/Teo and Hetum, Mem to the earlier forms, as well as versions of capital letters Shin.

2. Substitution of the low-case letter Tefa/Teo, because the previous version was similar to the written form of Latin g, which isnt close by its meaning and form.

3. Transposition of the meaning of letters Yulla and Irdu (former Urmi/Urdu), that is U with crossing by analogy with O with crossing will represent vowels with Umlaut (mild). That is why a new capital for Irdu/Urmi appears: (more rigid, then one formed form the low-case -y), and a new capital for Yulla.

4. Also the new names for these letters are given Egi/Yege, Gall/Gamma, Geen/Gein, Hade/Hagel, Keyp/Kappa, Yaro/Rou, Tefa/Teo, Irdu/Urmi, Van/Vayt, Dzema/Dzeda.




If you want to use the letters of Interbet on practice, you can get the script INTERBET.ttf, in INTERBET.rar,

where on the different registers you can find all the letters of this alphabet and some others.


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