Phags-Pa for Modern Mandarin   Phags-Pa for Modern Mandarin (ꡜꡝꡋꡳ ꡧꡱ ꡌꡝ ꡛ ꡌꡝ ꡟꡋꡲ)

Phags-Pa for Modern Mandarin (Hànyǔ bāsībā wén / 汉语八思巴文) was designed by Arthur Li in 2020. It is an alternative way to write Mandarin Chinese with the old Phags-Pa script, which was created by Drogön Chögyal in 1260 to write Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Sanskrit and Persian

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Phags-Pa for Modern Mandarin

Phags-Pa for Modern Mandarin


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Sample Text

ꡘꡠꡋ ꡲ ꡘꡠꡋ ꡲ ꡮꡠꡃ ꡷ꡲ ꡕꡳ ꡞꡟꡲ。 ꡝꡞꡳ ꡕꡟꡋ ꡞꡝꡋꡲ ꡜꡲ ꡢꡟꡝꡋꡲ ꡙꡞꡳ ꡮꡝꡃꡳ ꡞ ꡙꡟꡳ ꡎꡞꡃꡲ ꡈꡃꡱ。 ꡊꡝ ꡏꡋ ꡤꡟꡳ ꡞꡟꡱ ꡙꡞꡱ ꡗꡃꡳ ꡜꡲ ꡙꡞꡝꡃꡲ ꡗꡋ。 ꡌꡞꡃꡳ ꡞꡃ ꡞꡱ ꡗꡞꡡꡃ ꡈꡞꡳ ꡀꡟꡝꡋ ꡗꡳ ꡈ ꡄꡃ ꡮꡠꡃꡲ ꡜꡟꡳ ꡗꡝꡃ ꡈꡟꡞꡳ ꡈꡝꡞꡳ。

Simplified Chinese version


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Transliteration (Hànyǔ Pīnyīn)

Rénrén shēng ér zìyóu, zài zūnyán hé quánlì shàng yīlù píngděng. Tāmen fùyǒu lǐxìng hé liángxīn, bìng yīng yǐ xiōngdì guānxì de jīngshén hùxiāng duìdài.


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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