Baybayin [/baɪbaˈjɪn/] means "to write" or "to spell" in Tagalog. It is a Philippines script derived from Brahmic script of India. It was used widely to write Tagalog language prior and during the 16th and 17th centuries before the adoption of Latin alphabet.
Learning the basics of Baybayin is easy especially if you understand Tagalog or Filipino language. The modern Baybayin alphabet consists of 18 characters. Let's start with vowels.
There are 3 independent vowels and 2 dependent vowels. They are:
The consonants are pronounced with a vowel "a" following it. They are as below:
|Time Period:||13th Century (or older), 18th century (revived in modern times)|
|Languages:||Tagalog, Sambali, LLocano, Kapampangan, Bikolano, Pangasinense, Bisayan languages|
Below is a list of complete Baybayin Alphabets Chart
|U. S Dollar||1 Dollar ($)||132.0754 Rs|
|UK Pound||1 Pound (£)||165.765 Rs|
|Euro||1 Euro||142.3414 Rs|
|Malaysian Ringgit||1 M. Ringgit||28.6749 Rs|
|Saudi Riyal||1 S. Riyal||35.2203 Rs|
|Bahrain Dinar||1 Dinar||349.4808 Rs|
|Qatari Riyal||1 Q. Riyal||36.2703 Rs|