Renglish/Рэнглиш (not mine) is an adaptation of Cyrillic for English. Most of the sounds seem ok, but how would you normally differentiate [i] in bit from the [iː] in beet using Cyrillic or would they both just use 'И'? The sample text they give is:

Ал Хйюмън бееингз ар борн фри энд еекўъл ин Дигнити энд Райтз. Ђей ар ендауед ўић Реезън энд Каншънс энд шюдд якт тъўордс ўун ънуђер ин ей Спирит ъв Бруђергхюд.

In the Latin alphabet that is:

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. (Universal declaration of human rights)

I know some characters are very differenṭ from their normal sounds, like я for 'æ' instead of 'ja' & ц for dʒ 'ts' (стяк ексчэнц would be 'stack exchange'.) I use џ instead of ц for dʒ. I thought about using ы for [i] and и for

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    Your question is not about linguistics, it's about constructed scripts, so you'd better ask it at conlang.stackexchange.com
    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 9, 2020 at 1:33
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    I though about posting it there but I figured they'd say the same thing because it's not really about a constructed script either. It's about transliteration. I picked this community because it has to do with pronunciation so I though linguistics was a better fit. I can post it there, but I suspect they'll say it doesn't belong there too.
    – jastako
    Jul 9, 2020 at 1:37
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    It is exactly a constructed script, it's not a transliteration, it looks a bit like an alternative transcription method, but it's far from being either phonetic or phonological. Besides, no way one is expected to read the Serbian letters ћ and ђ as [θ] and [ð], or ё as [ei] and ю as [uː], ascribing those phonetic values to those letters is absolutely arbitrary. And that capitalization of nouns. A conscript it is, don't argue with an experienced conscripter. :P
    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 9, 2020 at 1:49
  • Maybe 'transliteration' isn't the correct word to use, but I don't consider an adaptation of an existing script to write another language a constructed script, so I guess we have different ideas of what a 'constructed script' is. I'm not trying to argue & I didn't know you we're an "experienced conscripter".
    – jastako
    Jul 9, 2020 at 1:51
  • Yes, we have different ideas of what a 'constructed script' is. What do you think, a Cesar cypher is also "an adaptation of an existing script"? If you mix up the values of letters you construct a new writing system. Besides, according to you, the Cyrillic alphabet is not a constructed script, it's just a way to write Slavic languages with Greek letters. Still, Cyrillic is a distinct alphabet, just the same way as that Renglish is a distinct alphabet. Mind that your question here is asking for help in constructing a more consistent version of Renglish.
    – Yellow Sky
    Jul 9, 2020 at 2:01


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