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Deseret Alphabet Key  

In Deseret script the only difference between lower and upper case is the size of the characters. In the list below I use only the lower case.

Short Vowels

𐐮 – i as in it
𐐯 – e as in bed
𐐰 – a as in cat
𐐱 – ou as in ought
𐐳 – oo as in book
𐐲 – u as in but
Long Vowels

𐐨 – ee as in bee
𐐩 – ay as in bay
𐐪 – a as in ball
𐐬 – o as in oat
𐐭 – oo as in coop
𐐫 – au as in Paul

𐐴 – i as in ice
𐐵 – ow as in owl
𐑎 – oi as in rejoice (only some Deseret materials)
𐑏 – ew as in few 
(only some Deseret materials)


𐐺 – b as in boy
𐐽 – ch as in cheese
𐐼 – d as in dog
𐑁 – f as in fall
𐑀 – g as in gate
𐐸 – h as in help
𐐾 – j as in jeep
𐐿 – k as in keep
𐑊 – l as in look
𐑋 – m as in may
𐑌 – n as in now
𐑍 – ng as in sing
𐐹 – p as in pond
𐑉 – r as in rope
𐑅 – s as in sound
𐑇 – sh as in ship
𐐻 – t as in top
𐑄 – th as in that
𐑃 – th as in thing
𐑂 – v as in very
𐐶 – w as in well
𐐷 – y as in you
𐑆 – z as in zoo
𐑈 – s as in pleasure




There were 3 primers that were used in "Deseret" (Utah territory) to teach the alphabet to children and those adults who were trying to learn English, or who just wished to learn the alphabet. I am placing on the internet an 2 e-books (.epubs) and pdf versions of the 1st Deseret primer book and the 2nd Deseret primer. There are 3 versions in each e-book and pdf: Each lesson in Deseret followed by Latin script, all lessons in Deseret only, and all lessons in Latin script only.You can download the ebooks here.