Lóngwén   Lóngwén

The Lóngwén script is the creation of Pangus Ho (xeno_vivre@yahoo.co.uk). Pangus was inspired to create it during a particularly tedious Biology class and modelled the letter shapes on the Thai alphabet. The name means "Dragon Language" and is written 龙文 in Chinese characters. Pangus chose this name because the shapes of the letters remind him of dragons and he was born in the year of the dragon.

Notable features

  • Lóngwén is designed to write Mandarin Chinese and could be used, with some modification, to write other varieties of Chinese.
  • Syllable are made up of three parts: tone mark, initial and final.
  • Each syllable is written with a single continuous pen stroke starting with the tone mark then the initial and then the final.
  • There are two shapes for each tone marker. The choice of which one to use depends on the initial following it.

Tone marks (声调)

Lóngwén tone marks

Initials (声母)

Lóngwén initials

Finals (韵母)

Lóngwén finals

How syllables are formed

Initials, finals and tone marks are combined to make syllables as follows:
Examples of Lóngwén syllables


Lóngwén punctuation

Lóngwén numerals

Sample text

Sample text in the Lóngwén script


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 Cáiuén, you can contact Pangus at: hzb_pangus[at]hotmail[dot]com

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Anglo-Arabic, Cáiuén, Lóngwén, Uniscript

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