Phineon alphabet    Phineon

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.

Notable features

  • 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

Phineon alphabet

Phineon alphabet


  • 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.

Sample text

Sample text in the Phineon alphabet


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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