The Franaderoan or Saconian alphabet is the creation of Alain
Lemaire. He started developing it in 1991, when he had an great
interest in the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, upon which the
alphabet is based. In 1995 Alain started to work on a language to
go with his alphabet, soon abandonded his alphabet and decided
to write his language with the Latin alphabet. Recently he started
using his alphabet again.
The oldest form of the the Franaderoan alphabet was invented some
2,500 years ago. It is still in use today, although only in religious
texts. The Latin alphabet was introduced during the Saconian Empire (today's
western part of Franadero) in the first half of the 17th century,
probably by the Dutch. The 'Saconian' alphabet was invented in the
second half of the 17th century.
The letter after h is used to represent a variety of sounds.
Futher details about this and
about Franaderoan/Saconian (Word doc, 50K)
Sample text in the Franaderoan/Saconian alphabet
Latin Franaderoan version
Onnaen Mathris Univerzali Degarashon:
Shellenteggaloen aroend onnaen gynndoenna yil fergis mathrisil endatraloenna.
Shilnaddraloe senaendh tahjin ensoidonil yil shelenaddeshroe valdoragoenna senaen.
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)
Download a Franaderoan font
If you have any questions about this alphabet, you can contact Alain Lemaire at
Details of the Old Franaderoan alphabet
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