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Friday 16 Jun 2017: The Shavian alphabet for English
The Shavian alphabet was developed in the 1950s specifically for English such that each of the 40 letters only ever represents one sound, and each sound can only be written by one letter. It was named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who in his will, allotted a percentage of his estate (including royalties from his works) to be used for the design and spread of this new alphabet.

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