The German Cyrillic was devised by Chris Winther, who has a German background, grew up with many Russian friends and neighbours, and is studying Germanic and Slavic languages. He decided to create this alphabet one day out of sheer boredom.
This alphabet is based mainly on the Russian alphabet, with some letters borrowed from the following languages:
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Алле Меншен синд фреи унд глеих ан Вўрде унд Рехтен геборен. Сие синд мит Вьернунфт унд Гевиссен бегабт унд соллен еинандер им Геист дер Брўдерлихкеит бегегнен.
Alle Menschen sind frei und gleich an Würde und Rechten geboren. Sie sind mit Vernunft und Gewissen begabt und sollen einander im Geist der Brüderlichkeit begegnen.
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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