Direction of writing Hanunó'o alternative letters ra and wu. A bamboo bow ( bayi,  ᜪᜬᜲ) from Oriental Mindoro, inscribed with Hanunó'o. The Hanunó'o script is conventionally written away from the body (from bottom to top) in columns which go from left to right. 
- left-to-right, bottom-to-top
- c. 1300–present
The Hanunó'o script is used to write love songs or ʼambāhan, and also for correspondence. About 70% of the Hanunó'o are able to read and write their language, and there is at least one person in each family who is literate. The script is also known as Mangyan Baybayin or Surat Mangyan. Notable features
Tools This article contains Hanunoo text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Hanunoo script. Hanunoo, or Hanunó'o ( IPA: [hanunuʔɔ] ), is a language spoken by Mangyans in the island of Mindoro, Philippines . It is written in the Hanunoo script . Phonology [ edit] Consonants [ edit]
Structure. Fifteen basic characters of the Hanunó'o script each represent one of the fifteen consonants /p t k b d ɡ m n ŋ l r s h j w/ followed by the inherent vowel /a/. Other syllables are written by modifying each of these characters with one of two diacritics (kudlit) which change the vowel sound to /i/ or /u/.
- Ancient Philippine Scripts
- Contemporary Suyat Scripts
- National Writing System
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Ancient Philippine scripts are various writing systems that developed and flourished in the Philippines around 300 BC. These scripts are related to other Southeast Asian systems of writing that developed from South Indian Brahmi scripts used in Asoka Inscriptions and Pallava Grantha, a type of writing used in the writing of palm le...
Contemporary suyat include the modern Kulitan script of the Kapampangan people, variants of Baybayin, the Iniskaya script of the Eskaya people, Jawi script, and Kirim script.
The "National Script Act" went before the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines in 2011. The bill calls for the protection and conservation of Baybayin as the national script of the Philippines.Among its strategies, it aims to promote the Baybayin script by having it inscribed on all locally produced or processed food products...
The diversity of suyat scripts have also established various calligraphy techniques and styles in the Philippines. Each suyat script has its own suyat calligraphy, although all suyat calligraphy are collectively referred to as Filipino suyat calligraphy for the sake of nationalism. Western-alphabet and Arabic calligraphy, however, are not considere...
Hanunoo ( IPA: [hanunuʔɔ] ), also rendered Hanunó'o, is one of the scripts indigenous to the Philippines and is used by the Mangyan peoples of southern Mindoro to write the Hanunó'o language. [a] The Semitic origin of the Brahmic scripts is not universally agreed upon.
Hanunoo may refer to: Hanunó'o language, spoken by Mangyans in the Philippines Hanunó'o script, used to write the Hanunó'o language. Hanunoo (Unicode block) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Hanunoo. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.