Harari

Harari (ሃራሪ) Harari is a South Semitic language spoken by about 25,000 people in the Harari region in eastern Ethiopia. Harari was originally written with a version of the Arabic script, then the Ethopic script was adopted to write the language. Harari speakers in Australia write their language with the Latin alphabet. Ethiopic script for…

Hanunoo

Hanunóo script    The Hanunóo or Mangyan script is one of a number of closely related scripts used in the Philippines until the 17th Century. It is thought to have descended from the Kawi script of Java, Bali and Sumatra, which in turn descended from the Pallava script, one of the southern Indian scripts derived…

Handaues

Handaues   Handaues means “that which is spoken”. It is a language and alphabet designed by Merrill Asp to be efficient and attractive for a calligraphy project. The characters are based on a central vowel, so that each one is read: left consonant, right consonant, vowel base. Stress is placed on the second to last…

Han

<h1>H&auml;n (H&#x00E4;&#x0142; go&#x0142;an)</h1> <p>H&auml;n is a Na-D&eacute;n&eacute; language of the Northern Athabaskan sub-group. It is spoken in Dawson City, Yukon, Eagle and Fairbanks, Alaska by about 15 people, who call themselves <em>H&auml;n Hw&euml;ch’in</em> or “people who live along the (Yukon) River”. H&auml;n is closely related to Gwich&#x2019;in and Upper Tanana. </p> <p>A writing system was…

Hal

Hal The Hal alphabet was invented by Kim Godgul as an alternative script for Korean. It is based on the Korean Hangul alphabet and there is a one-to-one match between the letters of Hal and Hangul. Unlike Hangul, Hal is written linearly rather than being grouped into syllables. The name Hal is a contraction of…

Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen) Haitian Creole is a creole language spoken by about 8.5 million people in Haiti. There are a further 3.5 million speakers in a number of countries, including Canada, the USA, France, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries. Haitian Creole is based largely on French, with influences from…

Haida

Haida (Xaat Kíl) Haida was once thought to be a Na-Déné language, but is now considered a language isolate. About 30-50 people speak Haida, almost all of whom are elderly, though efforts are being made to revive the language. The majority of Haida people live on Queen Charlotte Island (Haida Gwaii) off the west coast…

Gyorsrovas

Gyorsrovás    Gyorsrovás (in English: Quick Runic or Runic Shorthand) was developed by Attila Répai as an alternative way to write Hungarian using a rounded style of the Hungarian rovás (used in books between the 16th and 19th centuries). The reason of creating this alphabet was to make the Rovás handwriting faster and easier. For…

Gwichin

Gwich’in Gwich’in is an Athabaskan language with about 400 speakers in the Northwest Territories, were it has official status, and Yukon Territory of Canada. There are a further 300 speakers in Alaska. Most speakers of Gwich’in are elderly, though in a few communities, the language is used by all ages of people. The Gwich’in language…

Gujarati

Gujarātī    Origin The Gujarātī script was adapted from the Devanāgarī script to write the Gujarātī language. The earliest known document in the Gujarātī script is a manuscript dating from 1592, and the script first appeared in print in a 1797 advertisement. Until the 19th century it was used mainly for writing letters and keeping…