Baybayin also known as Badlit, refers to the various different styles of indigenous writing in The Philippines that are collectively called “Suyat,” including Buhid, Hanunó'o, Tagalog, Tagbanwa (Apurahuano), Kulitan, and others. Although they can all technically considered “Baybayin,” this article will primarily be discussing the Tagalog variety. Baybayin is an ancient script used primarily by the Tagalog people. Baybayin is an indigenous Indic script that has been widely used in traditional Tagalog domains. It is one of the many suyat scripts in the Philippines. It continued to be used during the early part of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines until largely being supplanted by usage of the Latin alphabet. Baybayin is well known because it was carefully documented by scribes during the colonial era.- WikipediaNote: Baybayin is not derived from Alipbata. Alipbata are those writing system which is derived from Arabic writing system, used by Maranao, Tausug, and Maguindanaoan people.
In this our very first lesson you will learn the 14 consonants and 3 vowels of Baybayin.
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Diacritics in Baybayin are used to indicate vowels, whether it's /a/,/e/i/, or /o/u/.
In this lesson, we'll learn on how to make a single vowels in Baybayin.