Reonji is a hieroglyphic writing system inspired by the Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese scripts and invented by Leonid Eliseev, who started working on it in 1990. He tried to make his script compact, convinient and fast to use.
Initially he made it as a script for a constructed language with no pronouncation and a structure close to English. Later he gradually adapted it to write Russian, though it contains many constructions with no analogues in Russian. He uses it for his private notes.
- By using grammatical constructions inherited from the protolanguage.
- Prefix + radical [+ suffix]. Prefixes are writen with same characters as prepositions, but in the upper position. Often the meaning of the resulting word is far from meaning of radical character. This way typical for Russian.
- By combining two or more characters. This combination is used for particular words that are not linked phoneticaly with components. This way was inspired by Japanese kango and many of the words are calques from Japanese.
- Often the same word can be written using all this ways.
Все люди рождаются свободными и равными в своем достоинстве и правах. Они наделены разумом и совестью и должны поступать в отношении друг друга в духе братства.
Vse ljudi rozhdajutsja svobodnymi i ravnymi v svoyom dostoinstve i pravakh. Oni nadeleny razumom i sovest'ju i dolzhny postupat' v otnoshenii drug druga v dukhe bratstva.
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 Reonji, you can contact Leonid at: email@example.com
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