Buhid alphabet

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Buhid
ᝊᝓᝑᝒ
Type
Languages Buhid
Time period
c. 1300–present
Parent systems
Sister systems
Balinese
Batak
Baybayin
Kulitan
Hanunó'o
Javanese
Lontara
Old Sundanese
Rencong
Rejang
Tagbanwa
Direction Left-to-right
ISO 15924 Buhd, 372
Unicode alias
Buhid
U+1740–U+175F

Buhid is a Brahmic script of the Philippines, closely related to Baybayin and Hanunó'o, and is used today by the Mangyans to write their language, Buhid.

Structure[edit]

Consonants have an inherent /a/ vowel. The other two vowels are indicated by a diacritic above (for /i/) or below (for /u/) the consonant. Depending on the consonant, ligatures are formed, changing the shape of the consonant-vowel combination.[1] Vowels at the beginning of syllables are represented by their own, independent characters. Syllables ending in a consonant are written without the final consonant.[2]

Buhid Vowels
Initial Dependent
transcription a i u i u
letter
Buhid Syllables[1]
transcription k g ng t d n p b m y r l w s h
consonant + a
consonant + i ᝃᝒ ᝄᝒ ᝅᝒ ᝆᝒ ᝇᝒ ᝈᝒ ᝉᝒ ᝊᝒ ᝋᝒ ᝌᝒ ᝍᝒ ᝎᝒ ᝏᝒ ᝐᝒ ᝑᝒ
consonant + u ᝃᝓ ᝄᝓ ᝅᝓ ᝆᝓ ᝇᝓ ᝈᝓ ᝉᝓ ᝊᝓ ᝋᝓ ᝌᝓ ᝍᝓ ᝎᝓ ᝏᝓ ᝐᝓ ᝑᝓ

Note: With the proper rendering support, the Buhid syllable ki above (ᝃᝒ) should resemble a plus sign (+).

Buhid writing makes use of single () and double () punctuation marks.[1]

Unicode[edit]

Main article: Buhid (Unicode block)

Buhid script was added to the Unicode Standard in March, 2002 with the release of version 3.2.

The Unicode block for Buhid is U+1740–U+175F:

Buhid[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+174x
U+175x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chapter 17: Indonesia and Oceania". The Unicode Standard, Version 9.0 (PDF). Mountain View, CA: Unicode, Inc. July 2016. ISBN 978-1-936213-13-9. 
  2. ^ Everson, Michael (1998-11-23). "N1933 Revised proposal for encoding the Philippine scripts in the UCS" (PDF). 

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