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Anglo-Arabic, created by Pangus Ho, is a fully phonetic writing system that can be used to write English. It borrows the shape of Arabic letters so that it looks like Arabic at a glance, however few of the letters have the same sound as they do in Arabic. For example the letter "nūn", which is used to symbolize the sound /n/ in Arabic, is pronounced /t/ in Anglo-Arabic. The main objective is to make similar consonants have similar letter shapes. Consonants, long vowels, and diphthongs are represented by letters, while short vowels are represented by diacritics.

Anglo-Arabic consonants

Anglo-Arabic consonants

Anglo-Arabic vowels, diphthongs and semivowels

Anglo-Arabic vowels, diphthongs, and semivowels

Notes on Anglo-Arabic

Sample text in Anglo-Arabic

Sample text in Anglo-Arabic


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 Anglo-Arabic, you can contact Pangus at: hzb_pangus[at]hotmail[dot]com

Other writing systems invented by Pangus Ho

Anglo-Arabic, Cáiuén, Lóngwén, Uniscript

Other writing systems invented by visitors to this site

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