Old Tekaunye syllabary

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Old Tekaunye syllabary
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TypeAbugida
LanguagesMañi
Parent systems
Child systems
Mañi abugida
Yachiro script

The Old Tekaunye syllabary is the first writing system specifically adapted to the Mañi language.

Old tekaunye syllabary.jpg

There are three types of glyphs in this syllabary: CV combinations, standalone consonants, and standalone vowels. Some consonants (p, t, ch, k, m, n, ñ, ŋ) are written only with CV combinations. If one of these consonants appears in a coda, it is written with either the Ca glyph or the glyph using the vowel from the previous syllable. The glides w, y are written as vowels u, i.

The phonetic value of the glyphs in this syllabary are not derived directly from the phonetic vowels of palm-leaf Terminian, nor are the glyphs. It is most likely that the Old Tekaunye syllabary was invented by a scribe, or multiple scribes, who was familiar with the appearance of palm-leaf Terminian script, but not literate in it, and possibly not literate in any alphabetic script.

The much more widely used Mañi abugida is descended from the Old Tekaunye syllabary, and itself is the ancestor of most of the modern scripts of Quaxin Xun and many more in Soltenna and Akulanen.

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