According to the Bali Cultural Agency, a million or so people use Balinese in their every day lives. However, in urban areas Balinese-speaking parents speak Indonesian to their children. The oldest known inscriptions in the Balinese alphabet date from the 11th century AD, but they are thought to be reproductions of texts originally written on palm leaves at an earlier date. The Balinese alphabet is still used to this day, although very few people are familiar with it and it is mainly used for religious works.
It is a descendent of the ancient Brahmic script from India; therefore it has some notable similarities with modern scripts of South Asia and Southeast Asia that also are descendent of the Brahmic script.
The Balinese script is also used for writing Kawi, or Old Javanese, which had a heavy influence to Balinese language in the 11th century.
Some Balinese words are also borrowed from Sanskrit, thus Balinese script is also used to write words from Sanskrit.
The basic elements of the alphabet are syllables. The text direction of the Balinese script is from left to right, with vowel signs attached to either before, after, below or above the syllable.
Some vowel signs are split vowels, that means that they appear at more than one position to the syllable. Each syllable has an appended form, which kill the previous syllable sound. The appended form appears below the syllable that precedes it. There are some exceptions as well, like the appended form of pa appears after the syllable that precedes it.
The appended form of SA and YA appear below and after the syllable that precede them. The one that is hanging below is called Gantungan while the one that appears after the syllable is called Gempelan.
Table 1 Basic Syllables.Other characters, including sacred ones, are generally used for writing Sanskrit and Kawi loanwords. *** With thanks to Pak Made Suatjana who originated the font for Balinese script, Pak Dewa Windhu Sancaya, Donny Harimurti and Bemby and Dendy Narendra.
Temporary Tattoo Alphabet Letters - Realistic Black Letter, Number & Symbol Semi-Permanent Tattoo - 5 Letter Set Sheets - Cut Apart and Make Your Own, Letter Size - " Tall by myTaT $ $ 10 The Balinese script, natively known as Aksara Bali and Hanacaraka, is an alphabet used in the island of Bali, Indonesia, commonly for writing the Austronesian Balinese language, Old Javanese, and the liturgical language Sanskrit.
The Balinese script is also used for writing Kawi, or Old Javanese, which had a heavy influence to Balinese language in the 11 th century. Some Balinese words are also borrowed from Sanskrit, thus Balinese script is also used to write words from Sanskrit.
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