Decomposition of Indic vowels

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Oct 30 1998 - 15:15:13 EST

I processed Unidata 2.1.5 (using the "ex" editor, plus sorting!)
to produce a set of properties for the currently undecomposable Indic
vowels. I excluded Thai, Lao, and Tibetan, which don't seem to
work on the same principles.

This is not a proposal, just a specimen. I don't have the
necessary knowledge to make it a proposal.

093E;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0906;;;;N;;;;;
093F;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0907;;;;N;;;;;
0940;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0908;;;;N;;;;;
0941;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;38;ON;<vowel> 0909;;;;N;;;;;
0942;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;39;ON;<vowel> 090A;;;;N;;;;;
0943;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mn;40;ON;<vowel> 090B;;;;N;;;;;
0944;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR;Mn;41;ON;<vowel> 0960;;;;N;;;;;
0945;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN CANDRA E;Mn;42;ON;<vowel> 090D;;;;N;;;;;
0946;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN SHORT E;Mn;43;ON;<vowel> 090E;;;;N;;;;;
0947;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN E;Mn;44;ON;<vowel> 090F;;;;N;;;;;
0948;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN AI;Mn;45;ON;<vowel> 0910;;;;N;;;;;
0949;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN CANDRA O;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0911;;;;N;;;;;
094A;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN SHORT O;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0912;;;;N;;;;;
094B;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN O;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0913;;;;N;;;;;
094C;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN AU;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0914;;;;N;;;;;
0962;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC L;Mn;48;ON;<vowel> 090C;;;;N;;;;;
0963;DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC LL;Mn;49;ON;<vowel> 0961;;;;N;;;;;
09BE;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0986;;;;N;;;;;
09BF;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0987;;;;N;;;;;
09C0;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0988;;;;N;;;;;
09C1;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;51;ON;<vowel> 0989;;;;N;;;;;
09C2;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;52;ON;<vowel> 098A;;;;N;;;;;
09C3;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mn;53;ON;<vowel> 098B;;;;N;;;;;
09C4;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR;Mn;54;ON;<vowel> 09E0;;;;N;;;;;
09C7;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN E;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 098F;;;;N;;;;;
09C8;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN AI;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0990;;;;N;;;;;
09E2;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC L;Mn;55;ON;<vowel> 098C;;;;N;;;;;
09E3;BENGALI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC LL;Mn;56;ON;<vowel> 09E1;;;;N;;;;;
0A3E;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A06;;;;N;;;;;
0A3F;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A07;;;;N;;;;;
0A40;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A08;;;;N;;;;;
0A41;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;58;ON;<vowel> 0A09;;;;N;;;;;
0A42;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;59;ON;<vowel> 0A0A;;;;N;;;;;
0A47;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN EE;Mn;60;ON;<vowel> 0A0F;;;;N;;;;;
0A48;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN AI;Mn;61;ON;<vowel> 0A10;;;;N;;;;;
0A4B;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN OO;Mn;62;ON;<vowel> 0A13;;;;N;;;;;
0A4C;GURMUKHI VOWEL SIGN AU;Mn;63;ON;<vowel> 0A14;;;;N;;;;;
0ABE;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A86;;;;N;;;;;
0ABF;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A87;;;;N;;;;;
0AC0;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A88;;;;N;;;;;
0AC1;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;68;ON;<vowel> 0A89;;;;N;;;;;
0AC2;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;69;ON;<vowel> 0A8A;;;;N;;;;;
0AC3;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mn;70;ON;<vowel> 0A8B;;;;N;;;;;
0AC5;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN CANDRA E;Mn;72;ON;<vowel> 0A8D;;;;N;;;;;
0AC7;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN E;Mn;73;ON;<vowel> 0A8F;;;;N;;;;;
0AC8;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN AI;Mn;74;ON;<vowel> 0A90;;;;N;;;;;
0AC9;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN CANDRA O;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A91;;;;N;;;;;
0ACB;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN O;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A93;;;;N;;;;;
0ACC;GUJARATI VOWEL SIGN AU;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0A94;;;;N;;;;;
0B3E;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B06;;;;N;;;;;
0B3F;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN I;Mn;76;ON;<vowel> 0B07;;;;N;;;;;
0B40;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B08;;;;N;;;;;
0B41;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;77;ON;<vowel> 0B09;;;;N;;;;;
0B42;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;78;ON;<vowel> 0B0A;;;;N;;;;;
0B43;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mn;79;ON;<vowel> 0B0B;;;;N;;;;;
0B47;ORIYA VOWEL SIGN E;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B0F;;;;N;;;;;
0BBE;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B86;;;;N;;;;;
0BBF;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B87;;;;N;;;;;
0BC0;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN II;Mn;80;ON;<vowel> 0B88;;;;N;;;;;
0BC1;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN U;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B89;;;;N;;;;;
0BC2;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN UU;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B8A;;;;N;;;;;
0BC6;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN E;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B8E;;;;N;;;;;
0BC7;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN EE;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B8F;;;;N;;;;;
0BC8;TAMIL VOWEL SIGN AI;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0B90;;;;N;;;;;
0C3E;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN AA;Mn;81;ON;<vowel> 0C06;;;;N;;;;;
0C3F;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN I;Mn;82;ON;<vowel> 0C07;;;;N;;;;;
0C40;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN II;Mn;83;ON;<vowel> 0C08;;;;N;;;;;
0C41;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN U;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C09;;;;N;;;;;
0C42;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN UU;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C0A;;;;N;;;;;
0C43;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C0B;;;;N;;;;;
0C44;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C60;;;;N;;;;;
0C46;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN E;Mn;84;ON;<vowel> 0C0E;;;;N;;;;;
0C47;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN EE;Mn;85;ON;<vowel> 0C0F;;;;N;;;;;
0C4A;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN O;Mn;87;ON;<vowel> 0C12;;;;N;;;;;
0C4B;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN OO;Mn;88;ON;<vowel> 0C13;;;;N;;;;;
0C4C;TELUGU VOWEL SIGN AU;Mn;89;ON;<vowel> 0C14;;;;N;;;;;
0CBE;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C86;;;;N;;;;;
0CBF;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN I;Mn;92;ON;<vowel> 0C87;;;;N;;;;;
0CC1;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN U;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C89;;;;N;;;;;
0CC2;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN UU;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C8A;;;;N;;;;;
0CC3;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0C8B;;;;N;;;;;
0CC4;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC RR;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0CE0;;;;N;;;;;
0CC6;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN E;Mn;93;ON;<vowel> 0C8E;;;;N;;;;;
0CCC;KANNADA VOWEL SIGN AU;Mn;94;ON;<vowel> 0C94;;;;N;;;;;
0D3E;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN AA;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D06;;;;N;;;;;
0D3F;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN I;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D07;;;;N;;;;;
0D40;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN II;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D08;;;;N;;;;;
0D41;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN U;Mn;95;ON;<vowel> 0D09;;;;N;;;;;
0D42;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN UU;Mn;96;ON;<vowel> 0D0A;;;;N;;;;;
0D43;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN VOCALIC R;Mn;97;ON;<vowel> 0D0B;;;;N;;;;;
0D46;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN E;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D0E;;;;N;;;;;
0D47;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN EE;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D0F;;;;N;;;;;
0D48;MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN AI;Mc;0;L;<vowel> 0D10;;;;N;;;;;

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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