The Pana alphabet was invented by Zhao Ze (Kenet Jervet), a
junior software engineer from China in August, 2011. It was
initially used as the standard alphabet for his conlang "Saya
Pana" but can also be used to write English, French, and Japanese
and so on.
Like the Lao alphabet, the Pana alphabet is generally curly
and full of circles. But it looks much simpler and contains
fewer letters than Lao.
The alphabet contains 24 consonant letters and 21 vowel letters.
In addition, it has a small group of markers and an "empty" letter
which pronounces no phoneme. The variety of vowels is made from a
combination of 8 elemental phonemes and 4 tones.
Chinese version of this introduction
Pana文字于2011年8月由赵泽（Kenet Jervet）创造出来。最初作为该作者发明的人造语言“Saya Pana”的官方标准文字系统。后经实践发现，该文字可同样用于书写英语、法语、日语及其他诸多语言。
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
- Used to write: Saya Pana, and also English, French, Japanese, etc
/ means both are acceptable; , means both apply in different conditions.
The conlang "Saya Pana" is intended for private purpose only, so to
give an overview of the look of Pana script, here's a text in English.
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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