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Lezgurji (ლეზგურჲი)

The Lezgurji alphabet was invented by Ethan Hunt during his studies of the Georgian language. He noticed how many languages of the Caucasus such as Chechen, Abkhaz, Ossetian, and Lak were formerly written in the Mkhedruli script, and Ethan thought the script was very fitting for those languages, rather the Cyrillic. The name of the alphabet is a portmanteau of the Lezgian words, "Лезги (Lezgi)" and "Гуржи (Gurji)", which mean "Lezgian" and "Georgian" respectively.

Lezgurji alphabet

Lezgurji alphabet

Notes

ჲო, ჲუ, and ჲა correspond with the Lezgian letters ё, ю, and я, in that order.

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Sample text

სიჶთენი-სიჶთე ავაჲდი გაჶ თირ. გაჶ ალლაჰდივ გვაჲ. გაჶ ალლაჰ თირ. გაჶ სიჶთედილაჲ ალლაჰდივ გვაჲ. ალლაჰდი ვირი გაჶუნინ ქჾმექდალდი ჵალყ ავუნა; გაჶ გალაჩიზ ჵალყ ხაჲი სა ზატნი ავაჲდი თუშ. გაჶუნი ჾმჾრ გუზვაჲ, ჾმჾრნი ინსანარ ფათალ ექვ თირ. ექჾნი მიჭივილე ექვ გუზვაჲ. მიჭივილივაჲ ექვ ყაზ ყანაჩ.

Transliteration (Cyrillic alphabet)

Сифтени-сифте авайди Гаф тир. Гаф Аллагьдив гвай. Гаф Аллагь тир. Гаф сифтедилай Аллагьдив гвай. Аллагьди вири Гафунин куьмекдалди халкь авуна; Гаф галачиз халкь хьайи са затӀни авайди туш. Гафуни уьмуьр гузвай, уьмуьрни инсанар патал экв тир. Экуьни мичӀивиле экв гузвай. МичӀивиливай Экв кьаз хьанач.

Translation

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(John 1:1-5 [NIV])

Information about Lezgi | Phrases | Numbers

Scripts adapted by Ethan Hunt

Lezgurji, Maltese Arabic, Ossetian Arabic, Turkish Cyrillic

Other adaptated scripts


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