The Aynu Apcat is a way to write Ainu with the Hebrew abjad devised by Joseph Ha. It is designed to represent the sounds of Ainu clearly and unambiguously. As an abjad, it has the benefits of a syllabary, saving much space, and an alphabet, having high phonemic flexibility. The only problem is that Ainu is a somewhat vowel-heavy language, and writing Ainu without diacritics could reduce readability more than writing languages with known consonantal roots. The name apcat is a version of the word abjad.
Download an alphabet chart for the Aynu Apcat (Excel)
שִנֵאַן תֹ תַ פֵתֵתֹך אֻן שׅנֹתַש כֻשֻ פַיֵאַש אַוַ, פֵתֵתֹךתַ שִנֵ פֹןרֻףכֵנֻר נֵשכֹ אֻרַי כַר כֻשֻ אֻרַיכׅך נֵאַף כֹשַנׅךכֵאֻכַן פֻנַש-פֻנַש.
Sinean to ta petetok un sinotas kusu payeas awa, petetokta sine ponrupnekur nesko urai kar kusu uraikik neap kosanikkeukan punas=punas.
One day, as I was setting out traveling toward the source of the (river's) water, the walnut wood post was struck as at the water's source a little man all by himself was erecting a walnut wood plank. He was standing there now bent over at the waist and now standing up straight over and over again.
Information about Ainu | Numbers
Aynu Apcat, Hawai’i Kākau, Nahuangul
Constructed scripts for: Ainu | Arabic | Chinese languages | Dutch | English | Hawaiian | Japanese | Korean | Malay & Indonesian | Persian | Russian | Sanskrit | Spanish | Tagalog | Taino | Turkish | Vietnamese | Welsh | Other natural languages | Colour-based scripts | Tactile scripts | Phonetic/universal scripts | Constructed scripts for constructed languages | Adaptations of existing alphabets | Fictional alphabets | Magical alphabets | A-Z index | How to submit a constructed script
Why not share this page:
Learn languages for free on Duolingo
If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.