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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bahay Kubo

Baybayin Guillermo Tolentino


Katuturan GT* typeface © Tim Liwanag
[*based from Guillermo Tolentino glyphs]
[Katuturan is the Tagalog word for 'significance']


Bahay Kubo
[The lyrics of the song from Bureau of Agricultural Research]

Bahay kubo kahit munti, ang halaman doon ay sari-sari,
singkamas at talong, sigarillas at mani, sitaw,
bataw, patani; kondol, patola, upo't kalabasa,
at saka mayroon pa labanos at mustasa;
sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya,
sa paligid-ligid ay puro linga.

[noteworthy]

I added /Ra/ to Guillermo Tolentino's Baybayin Tagalog. About the kudlits, GT used an "overdot " [a dot above a consonant-vowel character] to create an /"E"/ or /"I"/ sound while an "underdot" [a dot below a consonant-vowel character] gives an /"O"/ or /"U"/ sound. What's interesting here is GT's "minus" or "dash" /-/ being utilized as an elision and/or as a vowel-killer for trailing consonants.

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