Tikamuli   तिकामुली ब्रेःसे / tikāmulī brese

Tikamuli was developed Tikaram Mulicha to write Sunuwar as an alternative to the Jenticha script. It is promoted by the Sunuwar Welfare Society in Kathmandu in Nepal, where the script is used.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: syllabic alphabet / abugida
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • Vowels are written with diacritics other the vowel letter a. There are no independent vowel letters.
  • Consonants have an inherent vowel which is changed with vowel diacritics

Used to write

Sunuwar (कोँइच / Kõits), a member of the Kiranti branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family spoken by about 40,000 people in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, where it is an official language. It is also known as Kõits-Lo (कोँइच लो / kõica lo), Mukhiya (मुखिया / mukhiyā) and Kiranti-Kõits (किराँती-कोँइच / kirā̃tī-kõica). The native name for the language is Kõits (कोँइच / kõica,), which is also written Koinch, Koincha and Koints.

Tikamuli and Devanagari scripts for Sunuwar

Tikamuli and Devanagari scripts for Sunuwar

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Tower of Babel in Sunuwar (Devanagari script)

Links

Information about the Tikamuli script
http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=script_detail&uid=mrqq6uxjlx
http://glyphs.webfoot.com/blog/2011/05/02/tikamuli-2005-nepal/
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3963.pdf

Tikamuli fonts
http://viriimind.50webs.com/downloads/sunuwarFont.zip

Information about Sunuwar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwar_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/suz

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Badaga, Balinese, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), Bengali, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Chakma, Cham, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dives Akuru, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gondi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Hanuno'o, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kannada, Kharosthi, Khmer, Khojki, Kulitan, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Malayalam, Manpuri, Modi, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Mro, New Tai Lue, Oriya, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Ranjana, Redjang, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari (Tulu), Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Varang Kshiti

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kurukh, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Nepali, Pali, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sunuwar, Sylheti

Tibeto-Burman languages

Burmese, Dzongkha, Garo, Kayah Li, Karen, Lepcha, Limbu, Lisu, Manipuri, Marma, Mizo, Mro, Naxi, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Sunuwar, Tangut, Tibetan, Tshangla, Tujia, Yi

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet