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Eganes    Eganes

Eganes is the creation of Matt Cheetham, a writer and a student of Maths at Manchester University, England. It is the script for an invented language of the same name.

Notable features

  • Eganes is read left to right.
  • The most curious aspect of the script is that all of the consonants represent two or more phenomes, but native readers can tell how words are pronounced by context.
  • The grid script is based on CV syllables. The shapes of the characters are based on the handwritten shapes, but confined into a square template. They are connected together in rows of equal length. The characters "wrap" to these rows so that words can begin at the end of one row and end at the beginning of the next. The last row is usually centred.
  • The grid script is intended to be a script designed by the Eganes after the invention of computers, and can be read by proficient users in blocks rather than lines.

Eganes script

Eganes script

Grid script

Grid script

Grid script letter construction

Grid script letter construction

Sample text

Sample text in the Eganes scripts


Va saba osáv ódu lego, gérú béran busas e.
Sedú ter sagúte áne váb tura tegen ósan e.


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 Eganes, you can contact Matt Cheetham at mattcheetham@gmail.com

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