For almost 20 years, from 2000 to 2019, this alphabet was known as Shwa. Why did we change it?
Well, the name Shwa had several disadvantages:
The new name, Musa , is easy to spell and pronounce in most languages, and it's not too short. It's the name for Moses in many languages, and that's a nice association. It may also make you think of muse museum music, which is fine, even though there's no y sound in Musa - it's pronounced like English moose-ah (IPA /musa/).
The name Musa also hides a personal reference, to a constructed language called Suma, which was invented by Dr. Bart Russell of Plainview, NY and self-published in 1966. It was a chance encounter with this Suma - now so obscure that there is a different constructed language with the same name, as well as a natural language - that started me on the path that led to Musa, many years later. So thank you, Dr. Russell!
The phrase The Musa Alphabet is sometimes shortened to the Musabet.
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