Trantanese    Trantanese

Trantanese is a language and writing system created by Albert Nguyen for use in a fictional country, Trantan. The letter shapes are based on parts of Chinese characters but they are arranged in syllable blocks in a similar way to Korean Hangul.

Originally Albert intended to create a syllabic writing system for Vietnamese, but found this too difficult. Instead of scrapping all his work, he decided to create his own language similar to Vietnamese that could use his writing system.

Internal history

Trantan is a fictional country in southeast Asia that isolates itself from the rest of the world, but occasionally sends out observers to see if there are any linguistic, cultural, or political changes in the outside world that should be incorporated into its own society. As a result of its geographical location and the observers, it has been heavily influenced by Vietnamese and Chinese.

Notable features

Trantanese initial consonants

Trantanese middle vowels

Trantanese final consonants

Trantanese tone markers

Sample text

Sample text in Trantanese


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 Trantanese, you can contact Albert at: albert.v.nguyen[at]gmail[dot]com

Constructed scripts by Albert Nguyen

Ashkhretsivsqruli, Chữ Vòng, Lamai, Trantanese

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