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Just messing around with the *Baybayin fonts I created. Answering what would a newspaper look like if it was printed using Modern Baybayin Script.

*Baybayin is an ancient form of writing by indigenous tribes of the pre-Spanish archipelago now known as the Philippines.

To learn more about Baybayin, visit here -> [link]
To purchase products with Baybayin print, visit here -> [link]
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bewajari123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I know how to read baybayin much more when it is modified with krus na kudlit or virama symbol. Some words were erronously written like "ang" is written as "an" and some words are not written alphabetically but phonetically which is wrong. like the word "pasalamatan" in the headline article. it is written with every letter of the spelling of it than the rule of not writing any vowel independent form if the vowel is not the beginning of the sound of the syllable, thus it is attached after the sound of a consonant. Do not write the vowels 'a' and use marks for 'e and i' and 'o and u'...... i studied baybayin and other Filipino scripts also some Thai script and Devanagari also Korean scripts which are similar to them... and I'm really fast in writing baybayin but knows how to read them but still not fast, it takes me a minute to read an entire sentence which should be less a minute. I hope I can help.

Aside from learning similarities with other scripts and alphabets like Thai, Hindi, Khmer, and Korean also Mongolian which are similar to Baybayin. I also studied Kapampangan or kulitan script, sulat bisaya, and hanunu'o, tagbanwa..... I also studied Latin alphabet, Spanish alphabet, Greek alphabet, Russian Cyrillic alphabet and the International Phonetic Alphabet or Alphabet of sounds and doing research to make my own version of writing system which derives entirely from Baybayin and its rules.....  I also invented a writing rules and simplifications which may be taught in schools and easily understood. I also created some similarities of every character in Baybayin to its manner of articulation, sound production and a myth story with it to help you remember each character and each rules. So learning a little complicated Baybayin with many marks and symbols to practice, will be fun and easy to learn and remember trough stories of each character or glyph. I also made some simple modifications for letter like c,f,j,enye,q,v,x,z and other foreign sounds (because i also learned the phonetic alphabet or IPA). I used some rules from Korean block system and I made also a system for writing Baybayin in a hurry but still able to understand them. I hope someday in my lifetime, we will learn to use them and it will be our National Writing System aside from the Alphabet of English language only.  Also, I can spell the words "rhythm" "technique" "rendezvous" and other English words with my Baybayin system...... but Baybayin is made for Filipino only..... but still can use to spell Foreign words especially from English and Spanish also from Korean and Arabic......... I just got shocked that my version can do those..... It takes a little thinking and creativity and also lots of research to made this scripts  and writing/ spelling rules/ borrowing rules.

Sana magamit din natin ito araw-araw.....balang araw!  Pero maganda ang pahayagan...sana may ganito na tayo balang araw.
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milenyo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a good way to practice reading baybayin.. :D
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TagaGapo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Ok yan ah. Sana nga ituro n sa mga paaralan ang ating baybayin
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sana nga. Salamat.
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NazjaRaj Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Bat hindi yung ingles natranslate? naman!
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jigenzkie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
it would take a non-experienced baybayin reader more than an hour to read all of this.. hahaha.. as I myself read this and it took time for me to finish it.
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desolate007 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Nice! But the fonts are too big for a news paper/
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ichirolittleking Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Astig. Ang lupit!
kasali na ba rito yung modern and borrowed letters (e.g c,f,j,x,v,z)?
Maybe, hindi pa aabot sa 10% ng Filipino youth ang nakaka-appreciate ng baybayin/alibata pero kung titingnan mo itong dyaryong ito, masasabi mong napaka-elegante talaga ng ating sinaunang titik. =)
I agree dun sa mga taong gustong isama ito sa curriculum ng Philippine education. I remember one time, pina-encode kami ng "Lupang Hinirang" using Tagalog Baybayin and it was fun.
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
The only modifications included on this piece is my modern RA character, spaces between words, and the Spanish virama (cross kudlit). The Tagalog phonetic spelling/approximations for ce, fa, ja, ex, and zed are used, namely: se/si, pa, d'ya, ek's/ik's, and sa respectively.
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meyrink01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
ang ganda
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks! :)
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kieren024 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
asteg! nakakatuwa talaga pag nakakakita ako ng artworks na may Baybayin. :3

sir thank you for making the wonderful fonts! me and my friend will be using them in our future works. :D (we're planning on making it our signature on our artworks and create DA id's with either the fonts or with traditional calligraphy *with speedball hahaha*) sana ok lang po? ....kahit anime ang usual artworks namin. that's what i'm mostly good at. ^^; i'm trying to re-memorize Baybayin as i've not used it for how many years. ok lang po bang gamitin ang kahit anong version ng Baybayin o may certain version po ng Baybayin ang kailangang gamitin? marami po kasing versions...hindi ko alam kung alin ang gagamitin namin..ehehehe plano ko rin kasing mag pa-tattoo at magpagawa ng singsing atbp na may Baybayin balang araw. (medyo umiiral rin kasi pagka OC ko hahaha)
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rawkatunez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
nice!
they should teach this in Philippine schools someday
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aencille Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alibata yan a! ^^
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes and No... Alibata is a misnomer; i.e. it is a made-up word and not the correct term to call the script. The natives call it Baybayin, Basahan, Guhit, Sulat Mangyan, Sulat Tagalog, etc. etc. - but collectively, the proper term would be "Baybayin Script". Please, read up on it here: [link]

:)
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BoingyMaster88 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
I love this!
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kalantiaw Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
ok sana kung idadagdag ang baybaying sa school curriculum. para naman hindi tuluyang mawala. just look at latin...
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kalantiaw Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
this imposes the biggest question of all... what if? sayang naman. karamihan ng kulturang pilipino ang nawasak at nawala dahil sa mga banyaga. pati pangalan ng bansa natin, "in honor of king philip." kailanman ay hindi natin naging hari si philip ng espanya. never-the-less, our land would've been discovered by somebody else. at least we took magellan's head. lol.
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is not really a question of "what if?" but rather a question of "why not?". I can read & write it proficiently so do a (very) few other Baybayin enthusiasts - why not other Filipinos? It's really up to them to decide if they want to tackle the problem with politics & education that hinders implementation of the script's use.
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kusakos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
wow! galing naman, marunong ka gumawa ng baybayin fonts.. sana magawa ko rin yan sa "kulitan" (kapampangan form of baybayin). :D luid ka! (mabuhay ka!) :D
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
salamat! :)

please do! most historic baybayin forms have been rendered in Font format by Paul Morrow but I don't believe I noticed Kulitan. It would be cool to also have your version of the script as a font.
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MakubX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
ASTIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG> SANA GANYA ANG MANILA TIMES> IN TAGALOG> MANILANG TAKNA
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
He he he... Salamat, p're! At least sana'y mayroong alternative publication that offers something like this, di ba? I'm planing a 'zine but I don't have the financial resources to back it up at the moment. Maybe in the future...
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Addicted2Kura Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
kung sana ganito nalang talaga pagsulat natin T^T

KASALANAN 'TO LAHAT NG KASTILA!!!! But I do have a few reasons to thank them though ^^;
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
O_o

Actually, it is partly our ancestors fault for giving the Spaniards access into our land. Curse the hospitable nature of our tribal ancestors, warrior clans they may be, they did not immediately repel the strangers in full force. However, they were not fully aware of the worldly dangers these westerners bring. If they would've known all about their imperialistic goals and conquering ways, I'm sure they would've actively resisted the inevitable waves of "visitors". But alas, along with our innocence, we were also at war with our own people ourselves.

One thing that the Spanish Friars did contribute in preserving our ancient way of writing is that they actually published prayer books in baybayin and saved documents that were signed in baybayin. This documents & publications are still available today in various museums & collections. It is evident that the Friars made an effort to study and catalog baybayin in order to help promote and spread Christianity to the natives. They even tried to improve upon the system as evident with the + Kudlit which is now also a big part of baybayin. And since it bridges the western system with ours, in ways made it possible for baybayin to still be able to be a part of the modern Filipino language (if only we ourselves made an effort to keep baybayin alive). One major part of baybayin falling into disuse is that our forefathers themselves stopped caring for it (preferring to use the Spaniards Roman letters because it was "easier"). They were never forced to abandon the script (at least there are no historical records to prove that they were), contrary to what the Spaniards did to the Aztecs method of writing.

So, IMHO it may be inappropriate for us to throw the first stone in this case.

"We can only serve our country by telling the naked truth, however bitter it may be." Dr. Jose Rizal
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shinobisleeper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
proud to be pinoi.........................
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
always... Mabuhay!
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Gwatsinanggo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
I've always dreamed of purchasing a baybayin written newspaper.:-)
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm trying to start a publication. ;) A baybayin zine (fanzine) that would cover baybayin trends like tattoos, fonts, art, revisions, etc.

I hope to get this project up and running by next year when I release another font pack. ;) Wish me luck!
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Gwatsinanggo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Great! I'll also be waiting for that bisaya font just in case.:-) heheh gud luck bay.:-)
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
ang galing na konsepto!
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Salamat! :)
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makoyuki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello pwede ba makakuha ng fonts mo sa baybayin, eh kasi ang kulit ng computer ko kaiilangan pa magbigay ng permiso sa owner ng font.....pwede
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
The fonts I use are available here: [link] <- Paul Morrow's Baybayin Fonts
..and here: [link] <- Nordenx's Baybayin Modern Fonts ;)
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
I spoted a couple of mistakes in my own work! LOL! Can you find the typo?
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bablih Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"mahiya naman kayo, ang pinakamahusay na taa sa internet ngayon pagdating sa baybayin hindi isang kababayan, handi siya pino!......"

hehehe! (hindi ko binasa lahat..)

anyways, maraming salamat po talaga sa mga fonts nyo.. :) can't wait for another batch *lol*.. :P
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louman84 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
oh nice... i can actually read all of it.. lol... "ang bagong baybayin" and "balita: ayon sa isang insider report" right? keep up the good work.
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Nordenx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
LOL! Thanks! Yup, you can read all of it. I just didn't put much effort on the articles, it's mostly rambling on in Tagalog. ;)
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