The Phineon alphabet was invented by Sabian Finogwar and is based on
sounds rather than letters, so is not a simple substitution cipher.
It can be used to write any non-tonal language that contains only
pulmonic sounds. The alphabet is based on Linear A and the name is
an abbreviation of Phonetic Linear A Minoan.
- Type of script: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: any non-tonal language that contains only pulmonic sounds
- The "blend" character is used to fade in a sound, rather than pronounce it plosively (eg. blend: "you", no blend: "eew").
- The "sustain" character is used to sustain a sound, or emphasize a part of a word (eg. sustain: "Hellooo" no sustain: "Hello"). If you add sustain in the middle of "Canada": "CaNAda". If you add sustain to the beggining of "Canada": "CAnada".
- The "short pause" is usually used as a way to halt a sound partway through (eg. the "T" sound has a "teh" at the end, halting it would prevent that for a specific effect. Halts: "What did you do?", no halts: "What-eh did-uh you do?") British English, for example, would not always halt the "T" sound, especially at the end of a sentence, but the juvenile pronounciation of "what" would halt the "T".
- The long pause has only been used as a period, or a dramatic pause in a sentence. It can also be used directly after a "sustain" to simulate an ellipsis (...), or to signify "trailing off" mid-way through a sentence.
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)
Other constructed scripts