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I have been researching different kinds of writing system,
one thing I noticed is, each of them writing system has
their alphabetical orders like in Japanese Hiragana
a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko, sa, shi, etc…
different to the latin ABCD

If you look at the book Doctrina Cristiana you will see
the basic Baybayin alphabetical order
I’ve seen some charts that never actually use this sequence
(PS – ABAKADA is ABC influence,)

Full order must be:

A U O I E

Ha Hu Ho Hi He

Pa Pu Po Pi Pe

Ka Ku Ko Ki Ke

etc….

Akopito – akopito.weebly.com/suwat-bisaya.html

Introduction of Bisaya script (Suwat Bisaya)

Bisaya chart 2013

Badlit script / Suwat Bisaya (Baybayin Bisaya) – is an Ancient pre-Filipino writing system, it’s member of the Brahmic family and closely related to other writing system in Southeast Asia, Badlit is an Abugida or an alpha-syllabary writing system, like most writing system used in Southeast Asia, where any consonants is pronounced with a vowel and using a diacritical marks to express other vowels. It is written from left to right and requires no spaces between words, space is use only after end of a sentence or punctuation, although in modern writing it usually contains spaces after each word to enhance readability.

Suwat Bisaya has 20 phonemes. There are Fifteen consonants: Ba, Ka, Da, Ga, Ha, La, Ma, Na, Nga, Pa, Ra, Sa, Ta, Wa and Ya . There are five vowels: A, E, I, O, U

Pantingog (vowels)

In ancient times, before the arrival of the Spanish in the Philippines, Bisaya had three vowels phonemes: /a/. /i/ and /u/. This was later expanded into five vowels with the introduction of Spanish words. the vowels are /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/ and /u/

Vowel

Katingog (Consonants)

There are Fifteen basic consonants:

consonants

Fifteen basic consonants of Suwat Bisaya b, k, d, g, h, m, n, ŋ, p, r, s, t, w, j, followed by the inherent vowel /a/ ‘as shown above.


Bisaya Consonant names depending on the points of articulation:

“Dala + ” when points touches
“Agi + ” when air passes to points
“Pugong + ” covering the velum then release
“Tulon + ” covering the velum, air passes through nasal

Consonant name 1

Kudlit (Diacritical marks)

Suwat Bisaya is an Abugida, cross between a syllabary and an alphabet writing system. They use the same basic consonants, this combine them with a Diacritical mark called a Kudlit, the kudlit allows you to change the default /a/ sound of any of the basic consonants character.

kudlitset

kudlit

Punctuation mark
Panulbok

Records of Bisaya characters

All Recorded Character chart

Related Page:

– How to write Suwat Bisaya [Click here]