Deseret News, Feb. 16, 1859
𐐎𐐨 𐐹𐑉𐐨𐑆𐐯𐑌𐐻 𐐻𐐭 𐑄 𐐹𐐨𐐹𐐲𐑊 𐑄 𐐔𐐯𐑅𐐨𐑉𐐯𐐻 𐐈𐑊𐑁𐐲𐐺𐐯𐐻 𐐺𐐲𐐻 𐐸𐐰𐑂 𐑌𐐪𐐻 𐐲𐐼𐐪𐐹𐐻𐐲𐐼 𐑋𐐯𐑌𐐨 𐑉𐐭𐑊𐑆 𐐻𐐭 𐐺𐐴𐑌𐐼 𐑄 𐐻𐐩𐑅𐐻, 𐐾𐐲𐐾𐑋𐐲𐑌𐐻 𐐬𐑉 𐐹𐑉𐐯𐑁𐐲𐑉𐐲𐑌𐑅 𐐲𐑂 𐐯𐑌𐐨. 𐐝𐐲𐐽 𐐰𐑆 𐐮𐐻 𐐮𐑆 𐐷𐐭 𐐸𐐰𐑂 𐐮𐐻, 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐐶𐐨 𐐪𐑉 𐑅𐐰𐑍𐐶𐐮𐑌 𐑄𐐰𐐻 𐑄 𐑋𐐬𐑉 𐐮𐐻 𐐮𐑆 𐐹𐑉𐐰𐐿𐐻𐐮𐑅𐐻 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐑄 𐑋𐐬𐑉 𐐮𐑌𐐻𐐲𐑋𐐮𐐻𐑊𐐨 𐑄 𐐹𐐨𐐹𐐲𐑊 𐐺𐐮𐐿𐐲𐑋 𐐲𐐿𐐶𐐩𐑌𐐻𐐮𐐼 𐐶𐐮𐑄 𐐮𐐻, 𐑄 𐑋𐐬𐑉 𐐷𐐭𐑅𐑁𐐲𐑊 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐐺𐐯𐑌𐐲𐑁𐐮𐑇𐐲𐑊 𐐮𐐻 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐲𐐹𐐨𐑉. 𐐜 𐐿𐐩𐑉𐐮𐐿𐐻𐐲𐑉𐑆 𐐪𐑉 𐐼𐐮𐑆𐐴𐑌𐐼 𐐻𐐭 𐑉𐐯𐐹𐑉𐐮𐑆𐐯𐑌𐐻 𐑄 𐑅𐐵𐑌𐐼𐑆 𐑁𐐫𐑉 𐐸𐐶𐐮𐐽 𐑄𐐩 𐑅𐐻𐐰𐑌𐐼, 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐐪𐑉 𐑅𐐬 𐐮𐐭𐑆𐐼. 𐐐𐐶𐐯𐑉 𐐶𐐲𐑌 𐑅𐐻𐐰𐑌𐐼𐑆 𐐲𐑊𐐬𐑌, 𐑄 𐑌𐐩𐑋 𐐬𐑉 𐑄 𐐿𐐩𐑉𐐮𐐿𐐻𐐲𐑉 𐐮𐑆 𐑄 𐐶𐐲𐑉𐐼, 𐐮𐐻 𐐺𐐨𐐮𐑍 𐑄 𐐬𐑌𐑊𐐨 𐑅𐐵𐑌𐐼 𐐸𐐲𐑉𐐼. 𐐎𐐨 𐑋𐐩𐐿 𐑌𐐬 𐐿𐑊𐐰𐑅𐐲𐑁𐐲𐐿𐐩𐑇𐐲𐑌 𐐮𐑌𐐻𐐭 𐑂𐐵𐐲𐑊𐑆, 𐐿𐐪𐑌𐑅𐐲𐑌𐐲𐑌𐐻𐑅, 𐐯𐐻𐐽., 𐐿𐐲𐑌𐑅𐐮𐐼𐐲𐑉𐐮𐑍 𐑄𐐰𐐻 𐐻𐐭 𐐺𐐨 𐐲𐑂 𐑊𐐮𐐻𐐲𐑊 𐐬𐑉 𐑌𐐬 𐐿𐐪𐑌𐑅𐐲𐐿𐐶𐐯𐑌𐑅; 𐑄 𐑅𐐻𐐭𐐼𐐲𐑌𐐻 𐐮𐑆 𐑄𐐯𐑉𐑁𐐬𐑉 𐐰𐐻 𐑊𐐮𐐺𐐲𐑉𐐻𐐨 𐐻𐐭 𐐼𐐨𐑋 𐐫𐑊 𐑄 𐐿𐐩𐑉𐐮𐐿𐐻𐐲𐑉𐑆 𐑂𐐵𐐲𐑊𐑆, 𐐬𐑉 𐐿𐐪𐑌𐑅𐐲𐑌𐐲𐑌𐐻𐑅, 𐐬𐑉 𐑅𐐻𐐪𐑉𐐻𐐲𐑉𐑆, 𐐬𐑉 𐑅𐐻𐐪𐐹𐐲𐑉𐑆, 𐐬𐑉 𐐸𐐶𐐲𐐻𐐯𐑂𐐲𐑉 𐐯𐑊𐑅 𐐸𐐨 𐐹𐑊𐐨𐑆𐐲𐑆. 𐐆𐑌 𐑄 𐐫𐑉𐑃𐐪𐑀𐑉𐐲𐑁𐐨 𐐲𐑂 𐑄 𐐹𐐲𐐺𐑊𐐮𐑇𐐼 𐐯𐑀𐑆𐐰𐑋𐐹𐐲𐑊𐑆, 𐐎𐐯𐐺𐑅𐐻𐐲𐑉'𐑆 𐐹𐑉𐐲𐑌𐐲𐑌𐑅𐐨𐐩𐑇𐐲𐑌 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐺𐐨 𐐾𐐯𐑌𐐲𐑉𐐲𐑊𐐨 𐑁𐐪𐑊𐐬𐐼, 𐑄𐐬 𐐮𐐻 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐺𐐨 𐑂𐐯𐑉𐐨𐐼 𐑁𐑉𐐲𐑋 𐐸𐐶𐐯𐑌 𐐾𐐯𐑌𐐲𐑉𐐲𐑊 𐐷𐐭𐑅𐐮𐐾 𐐼𐐮𐑋𐐰𐑌𐐼𐑆. 𐐃𐑊 𐐶𐐲𐑉𐐼𐑆 𐐸𐐰𐑂𐐮𐑍 𐑄 𐑅𐐩𐑋 𐐹𐑉𐐲𐑌𐐲𐑌𐑅𐐨𐐩𐑇𐐲𐑌 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐺𐐨 𐑅𐐹𐐯𐑊𐐼 𐐲𐑊𐐴𐐿, 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐑄 𐑉𐐨𐐼𐐲𐑉 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐸𐐰𐑂 𐐻𐐭 𐐼𐐮𐐹𐐯𐑌𐐼 𐐲𐐹𐐪𐑌 𐑄 𐐿𐐪𐑌𐐻𐐯𐐿𐑅𐐻 𐑁𐐫𐑉 𐑄 𐑋𐐨𐑌𐐮𐑍 𐐲𐑂 𐑅𐐲𐐽 𐐶𐐲𐑉𐐼𐑆. . . . .
We present to the people the Deseret Alphabet, but have not adopted many rules to bind the taste, judgment or preference of any. Such as it is you have it, and we are sanguine that the more it is practiced and the more intimately the people become acquainted with it, the more useful and beneficial it will appear.
The characters are designed to represent the sounds for which they stand, and are so used. Where one stands alone, the name or the character is the word, it being the only sound heard. We make no classification into vowels, consonants, etc., considering that to be of little or no consequence; the student is therefore at liberty to deem all the characters vowels, or consonants, or starters, or stoppers,or whatever else he pleases.
In the orthography of the published examples, Webster's pronunciation will be generally followed, though it will be varied from when general usage demands. All words having the same pronunciation will be spelled alike, and the reader will have to depend upon the context for the meaning of such words. . . .