Nawa Nawa

The Nawa alphabet was created by Arturo Jiménez Zavala as an alternative way to write Spanish and Nahuatl. It is a writing system for Nahuatl based on Aztec designs, and a simplified way to write Spanish that eliminates homographs, such as c, q and k for [k], digraphs (ch, ll and rr) and the silent h.

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Nawa script

Nawa script


The letter y/ll is pronounced [ʤ] in Spanish and [j] in Nahuatl.

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Sample text in Spanish

Sample text in the Nawa script in Spanish


Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.

Sample text in Nahuatl

Sample text in the Nawa script in Nahuatl


Nochi tlacameh ihuan cihuameh quipiah manoh cualli tlacaticeh, nochi zan ze totlatechpohuiltiliz ihuan titlatepanitalohqueh, yeca monequi cualli ma timohuicacah, ma timoicnelicah, ma timotlazohtlacah ihuan ma timotlepanitacah.


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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Constructed scripts by Arturo Jiménez Zavala

Abechedário, Evhmelish, Nawa

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