lo jungoxuzu selyle'u cu vlaleci'e la lojban
The Tibetan script as used here is an abugida or alphasyllabary, meaning that, rather than notating consonants and vowels separately (as in the case of a true alphabet) a consonant and vowel are paired. In this case, the consonant (or symbol notating the lack of a consonant) is written, then the following vowel is written above or below.
EX: ཀ (k) + ི (i) = ཀི (ki)
EX: འ (da na zunsna) + ུ (u) = འུ (u)
- ”da na zunsna” means “There is no consonant.”
In this system, the first letter in a diphthong beginning with i or u is treated as a consonant.
EX: ཡོ (io)
This method of writing lojban also notates a significant difference between primary stress and weak/secondary stress in a syllable, often using entirely different letters based on the degree of stress.
|da na karsna||a||e||i||o||u||y||ai||au||ei||oi||ia||ie||ii||io||iu||ua||ue||ui||uo||uu|
|da na zunsna||འ||འེ||འི||འོ||འུ||འ|