Tahano Hikamu (the "Round Script") is the creation of Carsten Becker, who designed it to write his constructed language Ayeri. It will be used for further language projects that are placed in the region where this script is used.
The script itself is an abugida after the fashion of Indic scripts by which it is also strongly influenced. Nevertheless, this script does not make much use of the mute sign. The use of that sign is mostly restricted to languge teaching at the beginning of a pupil's education and is usually dropped later on. In "adult's" texts, it is only used together with difficult words, names or where the reading of a word is unsure an can interfere with a word with another pronunciation but the same spelling.
This chart shows all the consonants needed to write Ayeri with their pronunciation in the IPA.
Additional consonants used for writing other languages
These vowel diacritics are written above the consonants
These vowel diacritics are written below the consonants
Ayeri uses a duodecimal number-place system, so there are separate figures for 10 (A) and 11 (B) as well as from 0 to 9.
Sa vesayon keynam-ikan tiganeri nay kaytanyeri sino nay kamo. Ri toraytos tenuban nay iprang, nay ang mya rankyon sitanyās ku-netu.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Further information about the Tahano Hikamu script
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