Unal (short for "Universal Alphabet") was created by Alex Mason in October 2005.
The idea behind Unal was to create an alphabet that could be used to write
all western European languages as well as basic Cyrillic. Because of the
similarity in the letters, Unal Cyrillic can easily be transliterated to
Latin and vice-versa. Unal is Alex's 13th Con-script and the first he found
complete enough to submit to Omniglot.
- Unal is written from left to right in horizontal rows.
- Similar to Greek, Unal has an initial-medial as well as a
final form for the letter "S".
- Has the special characters and accents necessary to write:
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch,
Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish
- Has been adapted to write Russian.
Sample text in Unal Latin (French)
Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en
dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de
conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit
Sample text in Unal Cyrillic (Russian)
и правах. Они
друг друга в
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 Unal, you can contact Alex Mason at
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