The Lóngwén script is the creation of Pangus Ho
Pangus was inspired to create it during a particularly tedious
Biology class and modelled the letter shapes on the Thai alphabet.
The name means "Dragon Language" and is written 龙文
in Chinese characters. Pangus chose this name because the shapes
of the letters remind him of dragons and he was born in the year of the
- Lóngwén is designed to write Mandarin Chinese and
could be used, with some modification, to write other varieties of Chinese.
- Syllable are made up of three parts: tone mark, initial and final.
- Each syllable is written with a single continuous pen stroke starting
with the tone mark then the initial and then the final.
- There are two shapes for each tone marker. The choice of which one to use depends
on the initial following it.
Tone marks (声调)
How syllables are formed
Initials, finals and tone marks are combined to make syllables as follows:
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 Cáiuén, you can
contact Pangus at: hzb_pangus[at]hotmail[dot]com
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