Nie Sreft / Ни шрефт

The Nie Sreft / Ни шрефт is a way to write Low German (Plautdietsch) devised by Marc Harder. Low German has has no standard written form, and Marc decided to create orthographies for it with the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets in order to accomodate speakers in both the Americas and the former USSR. It can be used to write any dialect while still remaining mostly phonetic.

Nie Sreft alphabets

Nie Sreft alphabet


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Sample text (Latin alphabet)

Ole meanse zent gebúre frie n gliq in ier n rectichyt. De zent grunt n geveßnhyt gegäft n zaele in n gyßt fôn brödahyt te zic gieda döne.

Sample text (Cyrillic alphabet)

Оле мёнше зент гебуре фри н гліч ін ир н рещтіщхэт. Де зент грӫнт н гевеснхэт гегєфт н зёле ін ін гэст фян брӧдахэт те зіщ гида дӧне.


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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