Shqiprillic (Шќіпрілік)

The Shqiprillic Alphabet was created by Daniel Fregoso Bañuelos to write Albanian using the Cyrillic alphabet. The idea came to him while studying the geography of the Balkans and learning about the Soviet influence in Albania during the Cold War era. Since Macedonia borders Albania, he decided to use the Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet as a base for the Albanian adaptation. Daniel also incorporated certain letters from various Turkic and Uralic alphabets; for example, he took the letter Dhe (Ҙ ҙ) from the Bashkir language, and he used the letter Er with tick (Ҏ ҏ) from Kildin Sami to represent the letter Rr in Albanian.

Shqiprillic - the Cyrillic alphabet for Albanian

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Sample text in Shqiprillic

Tosk Albanian

Тӗ ѓіҫӗ њерӗзіт ліндін тӗ лірӗ ҙе тӗ барабартӗ нӗ діњітет ҙе нӗ тӗ дрејта. Ата канӗ арсыӗ ҙе ндӗрѓеѓе ҙе духет тӗ сіљен ндај њӗрі тјетріт ме фрымӗ вӗљазӗрімі.
(Нені 1 і Декларатӗс Універсале тӗ тӗ Дрејтаве тӗ Њеріут)


Të gjithë njerëzit lindin të lirë dhe të barabartë në dinjitet dhe në të drejta. Ata kanë arsye dhe ndërgjegje dhe duhet të sillen ndaj njëri tjetrit me frymë vëllazërimi.
(Neni 1 i Deklaratës Universale të të Drejtave të Njeriut)

Gheg Albanian

Ждо њері кан ле т'лір ме̄ њӓјіт діњіте̄т еҙе̄ дрета. Ата јан тӗ пајісун ме̄ ме̄ње̄ еҙе̄ вет-діје̄ еҙе̄ духӗн тӗ вепро̄јн ка њӓні-тјетрін ме̄ њі шпірт вља̄зніміт.


Zhdo njeri kan le t'lir mê njãjit dinjitêt edhê dreta. Ata jan të pajisun mê mênjê edhê vet-dijê edhê duhën të veprôjn ka njãni-tjetrin mê nji shpirt vllâzminit.


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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