Polish Abdjad (Polski abdżad)
The Polish abdjad, or Polski abdżad, was devised by Szymon Wiczyński, a Polish student, as an alternative way to writing Polish using the Arabic script. He designed it after learning that Tatar people in Belarus write Belarusian with a version of the Arabic script, and he is very interested in linguistics and likes to create various conlangs and conscripts for his own entertainment.
- Type of writing system: abjad
- Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Polish
- Letters in black are hard consonants; the red ones are soft consonants; the green are vowels / semivowels / nasal vowels, and the blue ones are other symbols / diacritic symbols
- Soft consonant, unlike hard consonants, do not need to have the ِ (kasra) symbol after them to make them soft in the word,
- To double the [a] / [ɑ], [i] or [u] is written: اِ, ىِ / ێـ ِ, وِ,
- There is no difference in length between the ا (alif) and the ِ (fatha) signs, like in Arabic,
- If there is a soft consonant, which could replace the hard consonant in a word, it is wrong not to use it where it is necessary,
- The order of these letters is mainly based on the shape of the letter.
Sample text in the Polish abdjad
Wszyscy ludzie rodzą się wolni i równi w swojej godności i prawach. Są obdarzeni rozumem i sumieniem i powinni postępować wobec siebie w duchu braterstwa.
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)
Information about Polish |
Telling the time |
Terms of endearment |
Tongue twisters |
Tower of Babel |
Other adaptations of existing alphabets for natural languages
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.