Dehong Dai script    ᥖᥭᥰ ᥘᥫᥴ (Dehong Dai / Tai Le script)

The Dehong Dai script is a syllabic alphabet used to write Tai Nuea, a Southwestern Tai language spoken mainly in southwestern China. It is also known as the Tai Le script or Lik Tho Ngok script, and it possibly developed from the Burmese script during the 15th century.

Originally tones were not usually marked in the Dehong Dai script, and there was no distinction between some vowel sounds. In 1956 a revised version of the script with tones indicated by diacritics was officially launched. In 1988 another revision replaced the tone diacritics with the tone letters.

Notable features

Dehong Dai script

Dehong Dai script

Download an alphabet chart for Dehong Dai (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Tai Nua
This text uses the tone diacritics

Sample text in Tai Nua
This text uses the tone letters

Transliteration

Lauengasom5vana2lai5, kopalai4xoom3xehna6teng2kaa, vaakataap3koon2xeet6maa2see, maat4laa2camaxop3xav4maat5maa2, qaameev2tai2tang2laaai6qotakataakaa3coaithehm6.

Source: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/tai/TaiDehong/, with adjustments by Ian James. Transliteration by Julijan Jovanovic

Sample videos about Dehong Dai

Links

Information about the Dehong Dai script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Le_script
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/tai/TaiDehong
http://www.skyknowledge.com/dehong.htm
https://www.endangeredalphabets.net/alphabets/tai-le/
https://r12a.github.io/scripts/taile/tdd.html

Dehong Dai fonts
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/tai/TaiDehong/
http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_TaiLe.html
https://fontzone.net/font-details/microsoft-tai-le

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Hočąk, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, New Tai Lue, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

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