A guide to alphabets and other types of writing systems, including information about almost all the writing systems currently in use and many ancient ones that are no longer used.
- What is writing?
- Differences between writing and speech
- Types of writing system
- A-Z index
- Direction index
This section contains a collection of alphabets and other writing systems invented by visitors to Omniglot, and by writers, game designers, linguists and others to write natural and constructed languages.
- Natural languages
- Constructed languages
- Fictional language
- Phonetic scripts
- Adapted scripts
- A-Z index
- How to submit a con-script
In this section you can find basic introductions to many languages, details of language families, advice on how to learn languages, and language-related articles and videos.
- Language profiles
- Language families
- Language learning advice
- Language-related articles
- Language learning videos
- Learn Hebrew online
A multilingual collection of useful phrases, numbers idioms, tongue twisters and other material you can use to learn the basics of several hundred different languages.
- Useful phrases and Other phrases
- Numbers, Colours and Time expressions
- Kinship terms
- Idioms, proverbs and tongue twisters
- Find language tutors (USA)
- Find language tutors (UK)
The new and improved material most recently added to Omniglot.
- New article: Black English in Washington, D.C.
- New article: Conlang - It's Not Pig Latin!
- New phrases page: Volapük
- New phrases page: Aklan
- New con-script: Alkniktsɯi
- New con-script: Andrelian
- New numbers page: Vai
- New language: Ixil
- New article: Cultural Awareness: Know Before You Move to a New Country
- New numbers page: Gagauz
- New article: Speech Errors and What They Reveal About Language
- New article: Why Korean Hangul (한글) is such an attractive written language
- New language: Fanagalo
- New recordings: Papiamento phrases
- New article: About Pidgins and Creoles
- New numbers page: Negidal
- New adapted script: Tengwar for Icelandic
- New articles: Guide to Australian English for tourists
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