Nahuangul (나완글)

Nahuangul is a way to write Nahuatl with the Korean Hangul script devised by Joseph Ha. He noticed that Nahuatl's syllable structure would be ideal for compacting into Hangul blocks. As well as saving space compared to the Latin alphabet, Hangul is closer to keeping the one-sound-per-symbol rule, avoiding the risk of an ambiguous orthography (e.g. is 'cu' /ku/ or /kw/). One problem is that since some archaic letters are left out of the modern Korean keyboard, they are difficult to input without special fonts.


Nahuangul alphabet

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Sample text in Nahuangul

노ᅐㅣ ᅞᅡ가멯 완 시와멯 기비앟 마놓 과리 ᅞᅡ가디셓, 노ᅐㅣ 산 세 도ᅞᅡ데ᅐ윌디릿 완 디ᅞᅡ바니다롷겧, 예가 모네기 과리 마 디모위가갛 마 디모익네리갛, 마 디모ᅞᅡ솧ᅞᅡ갛 완 마 디모ᅞㅔ바니다갛.


Nochi tlakamej uan siuamej kipiaj manoj kuali tlakatisej, nochi san se totlatechpouiltilis uan titlatepanitalojkej, yeka moneki kuali ma timouikakaj, ma timoiknelikaj, ma timotlasojtlakaj uan ma timotlepanitakaj.


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)

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Scripts by Joseph Ha

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