Altus Altus

The Altus alphabet was devised by Paul Mbongo as an alternative way to write Lingala, a Bantu language spoken mainly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Republic of Congo.

Notable features

Altus script

Altus script

Notes

The alphabet does not distinguish between e and ɛ, or between o and ɔ, and there is no indication of tones.

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Sample text in Lingala

Sample text in the Altus script in Lingala

Transliteration

Bato nyonso na mbotama bazali nzomi pe bakokani na limemya pe makoki. Bazali na mayele pe base, geli kofanda na bondeko okati na bango.

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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