The Language of Deseret

I was unaware that Brigham Young created a new alphabet for his followers. "However, the alphabet failed to gain wide acceptance and was not actively promoted after 1869."

Here is a page at the official Mormon site that tells of it.



Here is an encyclopedia entry with the full alphabet.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 29, 2020
     Category: Eccentrics | Inventions | Languages | Religion | Nineteenth Century





Comments
They seem infatuated with letters that look like buttocks.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/29/20 at 02:46 PM
@Virtual -- You say that like it's a bad thing.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/29/20 at 09:47 PM
Just wondering what's going on over there in Utah, Phideaux. Polygamy always sounded like it could be fun.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/30/20 at 12:58 PM
In my "I believe it even if it isn't actually true" file is that in some language, the written word for 'trouble' depicts two women under one roof.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/30/20 at 02:29 PM
Actually, Phideaux, you've hit the nail on the head. The Hebrew word for rival wives is tzaros. The same word means distress.
Posted by ges on 11/30/20 at 10:39 PM









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