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<em>Bagoyin</em>” /><br />
<p>Created by Joseph Barretto, <em>bagoyin</em> is a writing system based on the<br />
 Tagalog script. <em>Bagoyin</em> comes from <em>bagong baybayin</em>, or “new script”.
<p><em>Bagoyin</em> came about after a mental game of “what if”.  What if the<br />
 Spaniards had allowed the Filipinos to retain use of their script?<br />
 What if the script had evolved in form and new letters were added to<br />
 encompass foreign sounds? <em>Bagoyin</em> is one imagined outcome.
<h2>Notable features</h2>
<li>Like <em>baybayin</em>, <em>bagoyin</em> is a syllabic alphabet in which each<br />
  consonant has an inherent vowel /a/. Other vowels are indicated either by separate<br />
  letters, or by diacritics – above the consonant to change the vowel to /e/<br />
  or /i/, below it to change the vowel to /o/ or /u/. Unlike <em>baybayin</em>,<br />
  <em>bagoyin</em> distinguishes between vowel pairs.
<li>Like <em>baybayin</em>, the inherent vowel is muted by adding a sign under the<br />
  consonant. <em>Bagoyin</em> uses a horizontal line instead of the <em>baybayin</em> + sign.
<li>Direction of writing (left to right in horizontal lines) has been retained.
<h2>Bagoyin alphabet</h2>
<h3>Changing Vowel Sounds</h3>
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The top row shows the evolved baybayin letters. Below the line are
the derivatives used for new letters not in the original Tagalog alphabet.

Bagoyin letters

Sample text in the Bagoyin alphabet

Sample text in the Bagoyin alphabet


Ang lahat ng tao’y isinilang na malaya at pantay-pantay sa karangalan at
mga karapatan. Sila’y pinagkalooban ng katwiran at budhi at dapat magpalagayan
ang isa’t isa sa diwa ng pagkakapatiran.


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)


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