Baybayin essay

Baybayin is a writing system that was in use by the Tagalogs in the Philippines when the Spaniards colonized the area. It is a syllabic writing system, meaning that each symbol represents a syllable. The base symbol represents a syllable ending with an ‘a’ sound. Modifiers, called kudlit, could be added to the symbol to change the vowel sound from an ‘a’ to an ‘e’ or ‘i’ (when placed above) or to an ‘o’ or ‘u’ (when placed below). [Read more]

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3 thoughts on “Baybayin essay

  1. baybayin essay
    – this is a tagalog expression to fit for all pilipinos- ang sa daya nagmula ay maysa bula kapag nawala!

  2. I want to get a tattoo of “kapayapaan” in baybayin. Can you give me a translation? I want it more modern and structural over the pair brush strokes. You posted something in Feb 2009. Thanks.

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