The Languan alphabet was created by Zach McVay during the summer of 2004
and was originally based on how the italicized Latin alphabet looks when
read upside-down. The alphabet was used a great deal in writing various
conlangs created by Zach, and has evolved a great deal from its original
form. It is now used to decoratively write the Languan language (based
on Castillian Spanish). It is also used in the writing of poems. Other
instances, such as the writing of books, use a form of the Latin Alphabet,
created in January 2005.
- Has a distinctive hand-written look due to its slanted characters
- Usually written with a reed pen on papyrus
- Distantly resembles the italicized Latin alphabet
Used to Write:
Languan - a euroclone conlang invented by Zach Mcvay
in the autumn of 2004
Marian - an alien language created by a friend of Zach's
Sappharian - a euroclone language invented in the winter
of 2004, based on a simplified form of Languan.
Latin alphabet for Languan
Sample text in the Languan alphabet
Tóðos ael humános es bírtho taengo libértas
ee egalíte. Ael taengo intelihéncia ee consciéncia ee es
buényo áse a'ael humános en ael spirito de'ael siblíngo.
Hear Zach reading this text
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)
Another script invented by Zach McVay
Other writing systems invented by visitors to this site