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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:
An edition printed in the Shaw Alphabet

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll
Foreword by Thomas Thurman.

First edition, 2013. Illustrations by John Tenniel. Cathair na Mart: Evertype. ISBN 978-1-78201-036-4 (paperback), price: €12.95, £10.95, $15.95.

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In his will, George Bernard Shaw left instructions (and some funds) for the development of a new regular alphabet for the English language. A design by Ronald Kingsley Read was chosen. In 1962, Shaw’s play Androcles and the Lion was printed in what became known as the Shaw Alphabet, or Shavian. This edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is written entirely in that same alphabet, with fonts specially designed by Michael Everson.


Caterpillar “𐑸 𐑿 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑 𐑯𐑬?” 𐑕𐑧𐑛 𐑞 ·𐑒𐑨𐑑𐑼𐑐𐑦𐑤𐑼.
“𐑢𐑧𐑤, 𐑲 𐑖𐑫𐑛 𐑤𐑲𐑒 𐑑 𐑚𐑰 𐑩 𐑤𐑦𐑑𐑩𐑤 𐑤𐑸𐑡𐑼, ·𐑕𐑻, 𐑦𐑓 𐑿 𐑢𐑫𐑛𐑯’𐑑 𐑥𐑲𐑯𐑛,” 𐑕𐑧𐑛 ·𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑕: “𐑔𐑮𐑰 𐑦𐑯𐑗𐑩𐑟 𐑦𐑟 𐑕𐑳𐑗 𐑩 𐑮𐑧𐑗𐑩𐑛 𐑣𐑲𐑑 𐑑 𐑚𐑰.”
“𐑦𐑑 𐑦𐑟 𐑩 𐑝𐑧𐑮𐑦 𐑜𐑫𐑛 𐑣𐑲𐑑 𐑦𐑯𐑛𐑰𐑛!” 𐑕𐑧𐑛 𐑞 ·𐑒𐑨𐑑𐑼𐑐𐑦𐑤𐑼 𐑨𐑙𐑜𐑮𐑦𐑤𐑦, 𐑮𐑽𐑦𐑙 𐑦𐑑𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓 𐑳𐑐𐑮𐑲𐑑 𐑨𐑟 𐑦𐑑 𐑕𐑐𐑴𐑒 (𐑦𐑑 𐑢𐑪𐑟 𐑦𐑜𐑟𐑨𐑒𐑑𐑤𐑦 𐑔𐑮𐑰 𐑦𐑯𐑗𐑩𐑟 𐑣𐑲).
“𐑚𐑳𐑑 𐑲’𐑥 𐑯𐑪𐑑 𐑿𐑟𐑛 𐑑 𐑦𐑑!” 𐑐𐑤𐑰𐑛𐑩𐑛 𐑐𐑫𐑼 ·𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑕 𐑦𐑯 𐑩 𐑐𐑦𐑑𐑦𐑩𐑕 𐑑𐑴𐑯. 𐑯 𐑖𐑰 𐑔𐑷𐑑 𐑑 𐑣𐑻𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓, “𐑲 𐑢𐑦𐑖 𐑞 𐑒𐑮𐑰𐑗𐑼𐑟 𐑢𐑫𐑛𐑯’𐑑 𐑚𐑰 𐑕𐑴 𐑰𐑟𐑦𐑤𐑦 𐑩𐑓𐑧𐑯𐑛𐑩𐑛!”
“𐑿’𐑤 𐑜𐑧𐑑 𐑿𐑟𐑛 𐑑 𐑦𐑑 𐑦𐑯 𐑑𐑲𐑥,” 𐑕𐑧𐑛 𐑞 ·𐑒𐑨𐑑𐑼𐑐𐑦𐑤𐑼; 𐑯 𐑦𐑑 𐑐𐑫𐑑 𐑞 𐑣𐑫𐑒𐑭 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑫 𐑦𐑑𐑕 𐑥𐑬𐑔 𐑯 𐑚𐑩𐑜𐑨𐑯 𐑕𐑥𐑴𐑒𐑦𐑙 𐑩𐑜𐑱𐑯.
𐑞𐑦𐑕 𐑑𐑲𐑥 ·𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑕 𐑢𐑱𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑐𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯𐑑𐑤𐑦 𐑳𐑯𐑑𐑦𐑤 𐑦𐑑 𐑗𐑴𐑟 𐑑 𐑕𐑐𐑰𐑒 𐑩𐑜𐑱𐑯. 𐑦𐑯 𐑩 𐑥𐑦𐑯𐑩𐑑 𐑹 𐑑𐑵 𐑞 ·𐑒𐑨𐑑𐑼𐑐𐑦𐑤𐑼 𐑑𐑫𐑒 𐑞 𐑣𐑫𐑒𐑭 𐑬𐑑 𐑝 𐑦𐑑𐑕 𐑥𐑬𐑔, 𐑯 𐑘𐑷𐑯𐑛 𐑢𐑳𐑯𐑕 𐑹 𐑑𐑢𐑲𐑕, 𐑯 𐑖𐑫𐑒 𐑦𐑑𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓. 𐑞𐑧𐑯 𐑦𐑑 𐑜𐑪𐑑 𐑛𐑬𐑯 𐑪𐑓 𐑞 𐑥𐑳𐑖𐑮𐑵𐑥, 𐑯 𐑒𐑮𐑷𐑤𐑛 𐑩𐑢𐑱 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑫 𐑞 𐑜𐑮𐑨𐑕, 𐑥𐑽𐑤𐑦 𐑮𐑦𐑥𐑸𐑒𐑦𐑙, 𐑨𐑟 𐑦𐑑 𐑢𐑧𐑯𐑑, “𐑢𐑳𐑯 𐑕𐑲𐑛 𐑢𐑦𐑤 𐑥𐑱𐑒 𐑿 𐑜𐑮𐑴 𐑑𐑷𐑤𐑼, 𐑯 𐑞 𐑳𐑞𐑼 𐑕𐑲𐑛 𐑢𐑦𐑤 𐑥𐑱𐑒 𐑿 𐑜𐑮𐑴 𐑖𐑹𐑑𐑼.”
“𐑢𐑳𐑯 𐑕𐑲𐑛 𐑝 𐑣𐑢𐑪𐑑? 𐑞 𐑳𐑞𐑼 𐑕𐑲𐑛 𐑝 𐑣𐑢𐑪𐑑?” 𐑔𐑷𐑑 ·𐑨𐑤𐑦𐑕 𐑑 𐑣𐑻𐑕𐑧𐑤𐑓.
“𐑝 𐑞 𐑥𐑳𐑖𐑮𐑵𐑥,” 𐑕𐑧𐑛 𐑞 ·𐑒𐑨𐑑𐑼𐑐𐑦𐑤𐑼, 𐑡𐑳𐑕𐑑 𐑨𐑟 𐑦𐑓 𐑖𐑰 𐑣𐑨𐑛 𐑭𐑕𐑒𐑑 𐑦𐑑 𐑩𐑤𐑬𐑛; 𐑯 𐑦𐑯 𐑩𐑯𐑳𐑞𐑼 𐑥𐑴𐑥𐑩𐑯𐑑 𐑦𐑑 𐑢𐑪𐑟 𐑬𐑑 𐑝 𐑕𐑲𐑑.
“ɑr ju kɒntɛnt naʊ?” sɛd ð ·kætərpɪlǝr.
“wɛl, ɑɪ ʃʊd lɑɪk t biː ə lɪtəl lɑrdʒər, ·sər, ɪf ju wʊdənt mɑɪnd,” sɛd ·ælɪs: “θriː ɪntʃəz ɪz sʌtʃ ə rɛtʃəd hɑɪt t biː.”
“ɪt ɪz ə vɛri gʊd hɑɪt ɪndiːd!” sɛd ð ·kætərpɪlər æŋɡrɪlɪ, rirɪŋ ɪtsɛlf ʌprɑɪt æz ɪt spoːk (ɪt wɒz ɪɡzæktli θriː ɪntʃəz hɑɪ).
“bʌt ɑɪ’m nɒt juzd t ɪt!” pliːdəd pʊər ·ælɪs ɪn ə pɪtɪəs toːn. n ʃiː θɔːt t hɜrsɛlf, “ɑɪ wɪʃ ð kriːtʃərz wʊdn’t biː soː iːzɪlɪ əfɛndəd!”
“ju’l ɡɛt juzd t ɪt in taɪm,” sɛd ð ·kǽtərpɪlər; n ɪt pʊt ð hʊkɑː ɪntʊ ɪts maʊθ n bəgæn smoːkɪŋ əɡeɪn.
ðɪs taɪm ·ælɪs weɪtəd peɪʃəntlɪ ʌntɪl ɪt tʃoːz t spiːk əɡeɪn. ɪn ə mɪnət ɔr tuː ð ·kætərpɪlər tʊk ð hʊkɑː aʊt v ɪts maʊθ, n jɔːnd wʌns ɔr twɑɪs, n ʃʊk ɪtsɛlf. ðɛn ɪt ɡɒt daʊn ɒf ð mʌʃruːm, n krɔːld əweɪ ɪntʊ ð ɡræs, mirli rimɑrkɪŋ, æz ɪt wɛnt, “wʌn sɑɪd wɪl meɪk ju ɡroː tɔːlər, n ð ʌðər sɑɪd wɪl meɪk ju ɡroː ʃɔrtər.”
“wʌn sɑɪd v hwɒt? ð ʌðər sɑɪd v hwɒt? θɔːt ·ælɪs t hɜrsɛlf.
“v ð mʌʃruːm,” sɛd ð ·kætərpɪlər, dʒʌst æz ɪf ʃiː hæd ɑːskt ɪt əlaʊd; n ɪn ənʌðər moːmənt ɪt wɒz aʊt v sɑɪt.
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