Kapunuan    Kapunuan alphabet

Kapunuan was created by Joseph Barretto in 2006. He imagined a writing system inspired by trees and created by a people who revered them. The word kapunuan is Tagalog for a group of trees, but also means source or beginning.

Notable Features

Additional Notes


The following chart represents the six trunk orders and the six types of fruits possible within each order.

Kapunuan consonants

Trunks and fruits combine to form the following letters:

Kapunuan combined trunks and fruit

Vowel Diacritics

Kapunuan vowels


Kapunuan punctuation


Kapunuan numerals

Sample text in the Kapunuan

Sample text in the Kapunuan alphabet


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)

If you have any questions about Kapunuan, you can contact Joseph Barretto at joopynyc[at]yahoo[dot]com

Other scripts invented by Joseph Barretto:

Bagoyin, Empisava, Kapunuan

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