Monday, August 08, 2005

Baybayin or Alibata anyone?

My friend Lisa Salvana, wife of my friend Gobbie, visited the Philippines just recently. While she was here I noticed she sported a necklace with Alibata or Baybayin script. It seems to be the crazed now. I first encountered baybayin when I saw one of the Katpipunan flags. The flag bore the script for K, I guess for Katipunan. And briefly after that I remember taking it up in Philippine history. Did not really take to studying it at that time. More interested in the tale of Governor General Bustamante. During the Martial Law years the baybayin was used as the symbol of Imee Marcos' Kabataan Baranggay or KB the character for K and B were used. So I forgot about Baybayin. Till last year, when I found a use for a selfish use for them aside from making them tattoos. They would make nice script for diaries or whenever you needed to make confidential notes. By providence I found these websites a year ago. It contains information about Baybayin or Alibata the old Filipino script. Alibata is fun and easy to learn. Have fun! Hector Santos' The Laguna Cooper Plate Inscription 900 Ad Paul Morrow's How do I write my name in Baybayin Ating baybayin : Our Filipino Scipt with translate


Blogger blackshama said...

Ano kaya kung may SMS text message sa baybayin?

8/09/2005 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger juned said...

Try mo

8/10/2005 08:06:00 AM  

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