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ParkeNYU

New Vietnamese alphabetic syllabary

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ParkeNYU

This chart will hopefully speak for itself. The shapes of the finals (medial/nucleus/coda) are based on abstract oral positions, whilst those of the initials and tones are based on their readings as full characters (the former shapes make the syllable blocks appear distinct from Chinese characters, yet the latter shapes help to keep them aesthetically compatible with Chinese characters). This solves the problem of the Kana/Zhuyin approach versus the Hangeul approach, as it integrates the former for the initials and tones, whilst adopting the latter for the finals (medials, nuclei, and codas). There are fifty components in total, twenty-four of which serve exclusively as initial consonants (by which dictionaries would be arranged, as each syllable requires one). One block, one syllable, one morpheme.

Vietnamese Phonetic Characters (Chữ Nôm Âm)

 

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LinZhenPu

@roddy

 

Well, it would be useful for anyone who can read Hangul to learn how to pronounce Vietnamese words, because the Hangul is essentially a pronunciation map of the mouth, right?

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ParkeNYU

It has the logic and structure of Hangeul, but the shapes are mostly completely different and unrelated. I invented it to write alongside Chinese Characters.

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LinZhenPu

But if you've already learned the logic and structure of Hangeul, it should be no problem picking this up. It's just that the mouth shapes will be foreign to you.

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NinKenDo

Hey man, this sounds super interesting, but the images are gone.

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ParkeNYU

Dropbox cut off all of my links. It's just as well though, since I'm working on a new version that is Unicode-compatible.

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ParkeNYU

For anyone still interested, I've updated the first post (and the system) completely...

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NinKenDo

Wow. That's urh. That's pretty cool actually. I suppose for now, if we wanted to type it we could do so with Zhengma input.

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ParkeNYU

Here are some more samples (I really need to get more grid paper).

 

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