Renglish/Ренглиш

Renglish is an alternative method of writing English using the Cyrillic or Latin alphabets invented by Slacknet Communications, who spent a few months testing and perfecting the Cyrillic version with help from several Russians and a Serbian.

Notable features

  • Some letters in the Cyrillic version do not represent the same sounds as the original Slavic languages.
  • No special letters are needed so standard fonts can be used.

Renglish Cyrillic alphabet

Renglish Cyrillic alphabet

Notes

  • Long E
    ЕЕ at the beginning and middle of a word
    И at the end of a masculine/neuter name/word
    ИЙ at the end of a feminine name/word
  • ЕЙ and Ё
    Ё at the beginning of a word and middle of multiable syllable words
    ЕЙ at the end of a word or in a one syllable word
  • Е/Я letter
    ЭР is used for the "E+R" sound (e.g. Hair is Хэр)
    ЭН is used for the en/æn sound (e.g. And is Энд, Can is Кэн)
    ЭМ is used for the em/æm sound (e.g. Slam is Слэм)
  • Nouns
    To help distinguish some homophones more easily, all nouns are capitalised
    However I, Thou, You, They, He, She, and It are not capitalised
  • Plurals
    To better help one's eyes recognise plurals, all s/es/ez/z plurals are written with з/ез
  • Special forms
    The "er/ur" sounds are always written "ер"
    The verb ending "ing" is written "инг", however in other forms it is written "еенг" (Ringing is Реенгинг)

Renglish Latin alphabet

Renglish Latin alphabet

Notes

  • Long E
    Í at the end of feminine names/words
    Y at the end of masculine/neuter names/words
  • EI and É
    É at the beginning of a word and the middle of a multiple syllable word
    EI at the end of a word or in a one syllable word
  • ER/ANN
    ÉR is used for the "E+R" and "A+RR" sound (e.g. Hair is Hér)
    AMM is used for the em/æm sound (e.g. Slam is Slamm)
    ANN is used for the en/æn sound (e.g. And is And, Can is Kann)
  • Ú/A
    To make Ú short as in Look, it is followed by either a combination of consonants or double consonant
    To make A short as in Cat, it is followed by either a combination of consonants or a double consonant
  • Schwa/U
    It is optional to write short U (as in Cut) "ù" to show that it is not Schwa
  • Nouns
    To help distinguish some homophones more easily, all nouns are capitalised
    However I, Thou, You, They, He, She, and It are not capitalised
  • Plurals
    To better help one's eyes recognise plurals, all s/es/ez/z plurals are written with z/ez
  • Special forms
    The "er/ur" sounds are always written "er"
    The verb ending "ing" is written "íng", however in other forms it is written "yng" (e.g. Ringing is Ryngíng)
    Past tense (as in t/et/ed/d) is always written "ed"

Sample text in the Renglish Cyrillic alphabet

Ал Хйюмън бееингз ар борн фри энд еекўъл ин Дигнити энд Райтз. Ђей ар ендауед ўић Реезън энд Каншънс энд шюдд якт тъўордс ўун ънуђер ин ё Спирит ъв Бруђергхюдд.

Sample text in the Renglish Latin alphabet

Al Hjúmun Byyngz ar born fry and ykwul in Dignity and Rætz. Ðei ar endáed wiþ Ryzun and Kanshuns and shúdd akt tuwords wun unùðer in é Spirit uv Brùðerhúdd.

Translation

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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