Pana    Pana

The Pana alphabet was invented by Zhao Ze (Kenet Jervet), a junior software engineer from China in August, 2011. It was initially used as the standard alphabet for his conlang "Saya Pana" but can also be used to write English, French, and Japanese and so on.

Like the Lao alphabet, the Pana alphabet is generally curly and full of circles. But it looks much simpler and contains fewer letters than Lao.

The alphabet contains 24 consonant letters and 21 vowel letters. In addition, it has a small group of markers and an "empty" letter which pronounces no phoneme. The variety of vowels is made from a combination of 8 elemental phonemes and 4 tones.

Chinese version of this introduction

Pana文字于2011年8月由赵泽(Kenet Jervet)创造出来。最初作为该作者发明的人造语言“Saya Pana”的官方标准文字系统。后经实践发现,该文字可同样用于书写英语、法语、日语及其他诸多语言。



Notable features

Pana alphabet

Pana alphabet


/ means both are acceptable; , means both apply in different conditions.

Sample text

The conlang "Saya Pana" is intended for private purpose only, so to give an overview of the look of Pana script, here's a text in English.

Sample text in the Pana alphabet


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)

Download a font for Pana (TrueType, 41K)

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