Well that "TV" script I was hoping to make for writing Vietnamese didn't really go as planned and as such I started to gather ideas for a new script which would be easy enough to learn but aesthetically be a tier higher than the abomination that is...the modern script.
The basis for this script was the Tai Viet script used to write the various Tai languages (mostly in north-western Vietnam). Despite these facts not only are its origins unknown - it very much resembles the ancient script of the Vietnamese language. Could that script have been related to the ancient Vietnamese's? Either way, the point of this thread is to present an alternative script for modern Vietnamese. [Tân Việt Tự (新越字) = New Vietnamese Script.]
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Letters and their modern Vietnamese equivalents.
At this moment, I've compiled only the consonants. I, personally, did not come up with these characters nor did I with the font - they are various consonants drawn from the Tai Dam script and this particular font was created by Ngô Trung Việt <firstname.lastname@example.org> and James Đỗ <email@example.com>. Interestingly, many of the Tai languages share very similar sounds to Vietnamese.
My main aim now is to decide how to represent the various vowels and tones. I'm open to any suggestions you may have, in fact I'd be more than happy to have some.