Leaf Lettering is the earliest written language known to the Never fairies. Each letter is a symbol resembling a different kind of leaf. The Leaf alphabet has only 25 letters, there is no symbol for the letter "x." Never fairies are the only creatures who can read it. Most fairies have abandoned it in recent times for the more common alphabet that can be read by all the literate citizens of Never Land. They do use it if to send secret messages or to be formal. Drawing each leaf symbol can be time-consuming, so the messages are usally kept short. In Dulcie's Taste of Magic, the recipe for Comfort Cake was written in leaf lettering. Letters are added to words by how it is pronounced, for example "luck" is spelled as "lucke".