Jaru Jaru

Jaru is an alternative way to write Dutch devised by Jaap Ruwaard, who is interested in languages and scripts, and had some free time while his school was cancelled during the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020. The script includes equivalents of all the letters used to write Dutch, and not all the sounds of Dutch. It could be adapted to write other languages. The name of the script comes from the first syllables of Jaap's first and last names.

Notable features

Jaru script

Jaru script

Sample text

Sample text in Jaru

Transliteration

Alle mensen worden vrij en gelijk in waardigheid en rechten geboren. Zij zijn begiftigd met verstand en geweten, en behoren zich jegens elkander in een geest van broederschap te gedragen.

Translation

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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