Elbasan    Elbasan

The Elbasan alphabet was invented around the middle of the 18th century and named after the city of Elbasan in central Albania. It was used mainly in a document called the Elbasan Gospel Manuscript, or Anonimi i Elbasanit (The Anonymous of Elbasan) in Albanian, which was created at St Jovan Vladimir's Church, published in 1761, and can now be found in the National Archives of Albania in Tiranë.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right
  • Used to write: Albanian
  • Consists of 40 letters: 35 common ones, and 5 there are used on rarely
  • Each letter represents one phoneme

Elbasan alphabet

Elbasan script

Links

Information about the Elbasan alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbasan_alphabet
http://www.elsie.de/pdf/articles/A1995ElbasanMs_Fig.pdf
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3856.pdf

Information about the Albanian language

Alphabets

Armenian, Avestan, Bassa (Vah), Beitha Kukju, Borama / Gadabuursi, Carian, Carpathian Basin Rovas, Chinuk pipa, Coorgi-Cox, Coptic, Cyrillic, Dalecarlian runes, Elbasan, Etruscan, Galik, Georgian (Asomtavruli), Georgian (Nuskhuri), Georgian (Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek, Irish (Uncial), Kaddare, Khazarian Rovas, Korean, Latin, Leptonic, Lycian, Lydian, Manchu, Meroïtic, Mongolian, N'Ko, Ogham, Old Church Slavonic, Oirat Clear Script, Old Italic, Old Permic, Orkhon, Phrygian, Pollard script, Runic, Santali, Székely-Hungarian Rovás (Hungarian Runes), Somali (Osmanya), Sutton SignWriting, Tai Lue, Thaana, Todhri, Uyghur