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Alfa-Larawan    Alfa-Larawan (Male Version)

Alfa-Larawan was invented by Frederick Victor Paredes Añana as an alternative way to write Tagalog. It was inspired by the Baybayin script and the name is a combination of alphabet and the Tagalog word larawan which means picture or image. The appearance of each character was inspired by the human head as well as the mouth & jaw movements. Alfa-Larawan comes in two versions: the Male Version and the Female Version.

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version

Basic characters

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version

Other vowels

Other vowel sounds are represented by "pendants" that function as diacritics.

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version - vowel pendants


Nearly all punctuation symbols have rectangular pendants.

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version - punctuation


All numerals have crescent-shaped pendants

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version - numerals

Mathematical symbols

Nearly all the mathematical symbols have crescent-shaped pendants

Alfa-Larawan - Male Version - mathematical symbols

Sample text

Sample text in Alfa-Larawan


Ang lahat ng tao'y isinilang na malaya at pantay-pantay sa karangalan at mga karapatan. Sila'y pinagkalooban ng katwiran at budhi at dapat magpalagayan ang isa't isa sa diwa ng pagkakapatiran.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Information about Tagalog | Phrases | Numbers | Time | Tongue twisters | Tower of Babel | Tagalog learning materials

Also by Frederick Victor Paredes Añana

Alfa-kinetix, Alfa-Larawan, Banaag, Maharlikang

Other constructed scripts for Tagalog

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