Elefen Arabesca

This page is dedicated to my adaptation of the Arabic script for Lingua Franca Nova. This adaptation can be used instead of the Latin alphabet and affords the author artistic and calligraphic options. The borrowings from the Arabic script are based on multiple languages that use the Arabic script.

The basic 22 letters


These are presented in LFN alphabetic order.

Optional letters


These letters can be used instead of their corresponding letter above based on style, original spelling, or ease of writing.

Additional letters


These letters are also optional, save for la, which is used for the LFN definite article.

Vowels


This adaptation uses the Harakat when a vowel ([a~ɑ], [i], and [u]) does not end or begin a word.

Charts


Chart of the 22 letters, including their isolated, initial, medial, and final forms.

The optional and additional letters.

Examples


A pangram:

Ximpanze la me vole sabe cuanto per la du abribotelas fea e jigante.

/ʃimpanze la me vole sabe kwanto per la du abribotelas fea e ʒigante/

My chimpanzee wants to know how much for the two ugly and gigantic bottle-openers.

The UDHR:

Tota umanes nase libre e egal en dinia e diretos. Los es donada razona e consiensa e debe ata la un a la otra en un spirito de fratia.

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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