The Lozark Runes
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The Lozark Runes are an adaptation of existing runic symbols intended to represent modern American English.  Using the set of Elder Futhark runes as a base, nine symbols were added from Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and modern sources, all of which may be found in the Runic Unicode block.  A small number of phonological changes were applied to tailor this set of symbols to comfortably represent English phonology.  The Lozark runes are intended to be employed phonologically rather than orthographically.

Symbol IPA Examples Unicode Source
A ɑ, ɔ all, autumn, often 16A8 EF
 AI aisle, eye, ice, try
 Ar ɑr are, arch
 AU out, owl
a æ at, after, and 16AA AS1
 ar ær arrow, character
b b be, bear 16D2 EF
k k cat, kite 16B2 EF
 ks ks axe, looks
 kw kw quail, quiet
d d day, dog 16DE EF
e ɛ end, ever, elk 16D6 EF
 eI e, eɪ able, aim, eight, say
 er ɛr air, errand, spare
f f fox, falcon 16A0 EF
g g gift, go 16B7 EF
h h hill, hearth 16BA EF
I i eat, even, pizza 16C1 EF
 Ir ɪər ear, here, iridescent
i ɪ if, in, image 16C7 EF
 ir ɜr earth, fir, urgent
j just, gentle 16C3 EF
l l life, love 16DA EF
m m man, month 16D7 EF
n n night, nest 16BE EF
N ŋ ingot, song 16DD AS
O o, oʊ oath, open, own 16DF EF
 OI ɔɪ oil, joy
 Or ɔr or, soar, war
p p pearl, pure 16C8 ER
r r rain, rest 16B1 EF
s s sun, ceiling 16CB AS
S ʃ shade, share 16CA EF2
t t time, tree 16CF EF
 tS church, cherry
T θ thorn, thunder 16A6 EF
H ð this, there, then 16A7 MED
U u to, moon, lute 16A2 EF
 Ur ʊr moor, lure, tour
u ə, ʌ other, up, the 16A4 MED3
o ʊ hook, put, should 16A5 MOD4
v v valley, vine 16A1 MED
w w water, wind 16B9 EF
y j year, yes 16C4 AS
z z zoo, zephyr 16C9 EF
Z ʒ azure, treasure, vision 16E3 AS5


Elder Futhark  (23 runes)
Ango-Saxon  (5 runes)
Medieval  (3 runes)
Modern  (1 rune)

Phonological Changes

You say, "I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing."  But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.  I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
— Revelation 3:17-18