Linephon    Linephon

Linephon alphabet was devised by Erik Moreno, a colombian teenager. He devised it for create an "alphabeta franca" between all world's languages. The linephon name comes from the words line and phoneme. Line because the letters are made with lines, and phoneme because the letters are made in groups that correspond to the articulation point of phonemes. For example, the phoneme group with a dental articulation point is made up of t, d, θ, ð, s and z.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal rows.
  • The length of the tail on tailed letters depends on which letters they appear with: Examples of Linephon letters with a tail
  • Each letter has only one sound; however, the sound of the letters can change in different languages.
  • Linephon can be used to write any language.

Linephon alphabet

Linephon alphabet

Note: the two last letters modify the sound of other letters, like h after c, s or t in English. These letters go before the modified letter.

Extra Linephon letters

Extra Linephon letters

Linephon numerals

Linephon numerals

Linephon puncutation

Linephon puncutation

The last punctuation sign is used for numbers and is equal to the period in the European system.

Phonetic diagram

Phonetic diagram of Linephon

Linephon handwriting

Linephon handwriting

Linephon alphabet for English

Linephon alphabet for English

Notes

  • The pronunciation is based on British English.
  • For a [ɛi] and o [əu], an and ân is used for multisyllabic words in which a sounds [ɛi] and o sounds [əu].
  • For [ɑ:], [ə] and [ɔ:], the second case is used for syllables ending with -r, the first case elsewhere.
  • For [iə] and [uə] the first case is used for syllables not ending with an -r, the second case is used for syllables ending with an -er or -or, the third case elsewhere.
  • For [ɛə], the first case is used for syllables ending with an -er or -or, the second case is used for syllables ending with an -ir or -are, the third case elsewhere.
  • In diphthongs, [j] is equal to in, and [w] is equal to un.
  • In unstressed syllables, [ə] is equal to a, i, u or o according to each vowel.
  • In nouns, genitive and plural ends with an -s; and in nouns that ends with sibilants, plural ends with an -es.
  • In verbs, present singular third person ends with an -z, and regular past verbs ends with an -ed.
  • Silent consonants are written.

Linephon for French (Lignephon pour Français)

Linephon for French (Lignephon pour Français)

Notes:

  • In diphthongs, i or ï [j] is equal to in, ou [w] is equal to un, and u [ɥ] is equal to ül.
  • Silent consonants are written.

Linephon for Spanish (Linfon para Español)

Linephon for Spanish (Linfon para Español)

Linephon for Russian (Линфон для Русского)

Linephon for Russian (Линифон для Русского)

Linephon for German (Linphon für Deutschen)

Linephon for German (Linphon für Deutschen

Linephon for Portuguese (Linhfon para Português)

Linephon for Portuguese (Linhfon para Português)

Linephon for Italian (Linfon per Italiano)

Linephon for Italian (Linfon per Italiano)

Linephon for Japanese (日本語のためのラインフォン)

Linephon for Japanese

Sample text in Linephon (Spanish)

Sample text in Linephon for Spanish

Transliteration

Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
(Artículo 1 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos)

Translation

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 Linephon, you can contact Erik at linephon@yahoo.es

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