Malayalam Braille

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Malayalam Braille
Type Alphabet
Languages Malayalam language
Parent systems
Print basis
Malayalam alphabet

Malayalam Braille is one of the Bharati braille alphabets, and it largely conforms to the letter values of the other Bharati alphabets.[1]

Alphabet[edit]

The alphabet is as follows.[1] Vowel letters are used rather than diacritics, and they occur after consonants in their spoken order. For orthographic conventions, see Bharati Braille.

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ISO a ā i ī u ū e ē ai o ō au
Braille ⠁ (braille pattern dots-1) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠊ (braille pattern dots-24) ⠔ (braille pattern dots-35) ⠥ (braille pattern dots-136) ⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34) ⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346) ⠕ (braille pattern dots-135) ⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
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ISO r̥̄ l̥̄
Braille ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
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ISO k kh g gh
Braille ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠨ (braille pattern dots-46) ⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245) ⠣ (braille pattern dots-126) ⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
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ISO c ch j jh ñ
Braille ⠉ (braille pattern dots-14) ⠡ (braille pattern dots-16) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠴ (braille pattern dots-356) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
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ISO ṭh ḍh
Braille ⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456) ⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246) ⠿ (braille pattern dots-123456) ⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
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ISO t th d dh n
Braille ⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345) ⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346) ⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
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ISO p ph b bh m
Braille ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠃ (braille pattern dots-12) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
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ISO y r l v
Braille ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠸ (braille pattern dots-456) ⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
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ISO ś s h
Braille ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346) ⠎ (braille pattern dots-234) ⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)

There is a single pre-formed conjunct and several consonants shared with Tamil Braille,

Print ക്ഷ <image: ṉa>[2]
ISO kṣ
Braille ⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345) ⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456) ⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356) ⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)

and several syllable codas,

Print ക് കം കഃ
ISO Halant Anusvara Visarga
Braille ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠰ (braille pattern dots-56) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)

Punctuation[edit]

See Bharati Braille#Punctuation.

References[edit]