The Tanar alphabet was invented by Tad Deffler for use in a role-playing
game, and mostly done as a lark. It was primary used for English transcriptions.
However, it also has symbols for Spanish consonants (such as ñ) and vowels (such
as un-diphthonged long o).
There are two versions of Tanar: the Tanar-Vernacular alphabet, which is
a 26-letter alternative alphabet for English, and Tanar-Formal, a 61-letter
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: English. Can also be used to write Spanish.
Tanar-Vernacular alphabet (for English)
Sample texts in the Tanar-Vernacular alphabet
Sample texts in the Tanar-Formal 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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