Engreellic (Ɛŋrиlik)

The Engreellic script was devised by Derick Pinto from Mumbai (Bombay) in India. The script is an alternative way of writing English using letters from the Roman, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets and the IPA. The script was developed by first identifying all the phonemes existing in the English language and then selecting a letter from the three scripts or the IPA corresponding to that sound.

Ɛŋrиlik (Engreellic)



Wherever two sets of letters, divided by a comma, are indicated, the first ones are to be used at the beginning of a word and the others, in the middle or at the end of the word. The first line denotes the letter in upper and lower case, the second gives the name of the letter and the third gives the sound equivalent.

Sample Texts

Ɔ:l юmǝn bиıŋz ār bɔ:rn frи ænd иqǝl in digniti ænd rāйts. Đéй ār εndāʊd wıþ rиzǝn ænd kɔnшyǝns ænd ʃʊd ækt tυwǝrdz wʌn ǝnʌðǝr ın ǝ  spırıt ɔf brʌðǝrhʊd.


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)

Comments and suggestions are invited. Derick, who is contactable on email: derickpinto@gmail.com, is a paralegal professional but is an ardent linguist by temperament. He is seeking to form a group of linguists living in Mumbai. Those interested should contact him through e-mail.

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