From: Christopher Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 07 2008 - 04:11:24 CST
The script apparently consists of twenty-three consonants, seven
vowels, and five tones indicated by combining marks which occur
inside vowels, as well as a few punctuation marks.
Micheal Everson's draft chart
does not differentiate between consonants and vowels and shows the
script as single case. <http://www.omniglot.com/writing/bassa.htm>
and <http://www.uniboa.org/bassalanguage.html> shows the script as cased.
This appears to be the only alphabetic African script.
A brief summary of Liberian Indigenous scripts:
United Bassa Organizations: The Bassa Language
African Writing Systems:
Font (Jason Glavy):
Xenotype "Language Kit":
> Quoting "António MARTINS-Tuválkin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> From: Ben J. Bloomgren <email@example.com>
>>> To: António MARTINS-Tuválkin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 1:31:10 PM
>>> Subject: First post and question about Bassa Script
>> ===8<==============Original message text===============
>> Hello all,
>> This is my first post to this list, and I had a question:
>> Is the Bassa Vah script at all in Unicode? If so, how are the tones
>> indicated being that they are marked inside a given vowel grapheme.
>> I'm not a technical person, so I'm just curious.
> It would appear not Micheal (Everson) did produce something about this
> see http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/bassa.pdf .
> Technically it is not too difficult to produce a font to do this.
> Some others might have a better idea why this has not progress any
> further so far.
> John Knightley
>> Ben J. Bloomgren
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