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Eslabónico Eslabónico

Eslabónico is an alternative alphabet for Spanish invented by Ernesto Borio from Argentina. The idea of this alphabet is to get rid of ambiguity and redundancy be having a 1 to 1 relationship between graphemes and phonemes, and to do so with a little style.

Notable features

Eslabónico alphabet

Eslabónico alphabet

The last four letters were added for English sounds.

Most of the consonants were inspired by Hangul:

Examples of Eslabónico consonants modelled on hangul jamo

Examples of how the letters go together

Examples of how the letters of the Eslabónico alphabet go together


Sample text in Eslabónico

Sample text in Eslabónico (alphabetical)

Sample text in Eslabónico (syllabic)


Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos. Están dotados de razón y conciencia y deben interactuar con un espíritu de hermandad.


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)

If you have any questions about Eslabónico, you can contact Ernesto Bario at: Ernesto Bario's email

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