Midlander alphabet   Midlander


Midlander is a phonetic alphabet created by Erik Ruser for use in a series of fantasy novels currently being written by his friend Eric Vargo. The alphabet was created for a language by the same name which is currently under development by Eric, but it can also be used to approximate English as well as most European languages.

Notable features

  • Midlander is a cursive script in which each word is written as a continuous line.
  • Midlander is an abjad (Vowels are written as diacritical marks).
  • For every voiced consonant there is an unvoiced equivalent, and vice versa
  • The letter r [ɹ] is considered a vowel.
  • Midlander can be written in any direction with any orientation, though left to right is most common. The start of sentence symbol carries no phonetic value, but rather indicates the orientation of the inscription.
  • The sound [h] is considered an unvoiced vowel.
  • A bar over two consecutive vowel markings indicates that the vowels should be pronounced together as a diphthong.

Midlander alphabet

Midlander alphabet

Sample text in Midlander

Sample text in Midlander (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)


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 the Midlander alphabet, you can contact Erik Ruser at: harperska@gmail.com

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