The Lierean Script was invented by Adriaan van Liere and can be used to transcribe the sounds of any language, similar to the International Phonetic Alphabet. The advantage it has over IPA is that it visually represents the relationships between similar phonemes. Adriaan also aimed to make it as beautiful as possible: a script that lends itself to calligraphy but that is also easy to read, and combines the aesthetics of both East and West.

Lierean script


This chart shows the symbols for vowels with their IPA equivalents.

Examples of Lierean vowels


Lierean alphaet

More information about Lierean (PDF)

Sample texts in the Lierean alphabet

Lierean Script for English - broad transcription, in the Received Pronunciation

Sample text in the Lierean alphabet

Lierean Script - narrow transcription, in the Received Pronunciation

Sample text in the Lierean 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)

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