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Kiriru (Кириру / キリル)

Kiriru was invented by Malcolm Lutz when he noticed that there were no adaptatations of the Cyrillic alphabet for Japanese on Omniglot yet. Malcolm constructed the alphabet carefully so that each sound has its own distinct letter. Kiriru was influenced a bit from Korillic, an adaptation of the Cyrillic alphabet for Korean.

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Sample text

Себeтe но нинген ўa, умapeнaгapa ни ćите ђийуь де apи, кaцу, сонген то кенри то ни цуите бйоьтоь де apу. Нинген ўa, рисеи то рйоьćин то о сазукерарете ори, тагaи ни доьһоь но сеиćинн о мотте коьдоь ćинакереба наранаи.

Standard Japanese version

すべての人間は、生まれながらにして自由であり、かつ、尊厳と権利と について平等である。人間は、理性と良心とを授けられており、互いに同 胞の精神をもって行動しなければならない。

Transliteration (rōmaji)

Subete no ningen wa, umarenagara ni shite jiyū de ari, katsu, songen to kenri to ni tsuite byōdō de aru. Ningen wa, risei to ryōshin to o sazukerarete ori, tagai ni dōhō no seishinn o motte kōdō shinakereba naranai.


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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