Ainu Nuye (애누이닥 누여)

Ainu Nuye is a method of writing Ainu using Korean hangul devised by Michael W. Ryan. He sees the current script for writing the Ainu language (modified Katakana) as a terrible writing system. He took (one of/) East Asia's only alphabets, and the one which supports final sounds, and adapted it to Ainu. This new writing system is based on Hangul and can be learned in a morning. It is simple but intelligent, and its design fits with Han characters. Michael leaves the rest of the credit to King Sejong. Nuye means 'to write' in Ainu.

Hangul for Ainu

Hangul for Ainu

Nuye block placement

Sample text in Nuye

Sample text in Nuye


Shineantota petetok un shinotash kushu payeash awa, petetokta shine ponrupnekur neshko urai kar kushu uraikik neap koshanikkeukan punashpunash.

If you have any questions about Nuye, you can contact Michael at:

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