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Aksara Nusantara Bangkit Kembali

Oleh BenerPOST tanggal Minggu, 07 Desember 2014 | 23.41


Aksara Nusantara
Nusantara Script is an alternative script for Javanese Ngoko Language, Indonesia, Malay and other, invented by Wahyu R. Soemitra Wijaya in 2003, a similar writing system there is in the Sukuh Temple (The monument was built around 1437 CE), there writing is not used the pasangan (final consonants). This script was appointed from Old Javanese Script, all of the letters are derived from Old Javanese scripts in period c. 8th–16th century, were then selected to form Nusantara Script that are flexible for all languages, easy to apply and well liked.

Sample of Old Javanese Script

Minyo Tujuh Inscription in Aceh

Candi Sukuh Inscription
    Notable features
    • Type of writing system: abugida
    • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
    • Used to write: Javanese Ngoko Language, Indonesia, Malay and other
    • Number of letters: 20 Aksara Wyanjana (main letters), 20 Aksara Rekan (rarely used letters), 20 sandangan (vowel diacritics), 10 Aksara Swara (Short Vowels), 7 Aksara Dirga Swara (Long Vowels).

      Main letters
      All of the letters have an inherent vowel /a/ except the glottal stop. Most of those letters, except the glottal stop and clusters, have sandangan forms. Sandangan forms cancel the vowel of the preceding letter.



      Rekan Letters (Rarely Used)

      Sandhangan (vowel diacritics)



      Numerals
      The Javanese numeral system has its own script, which only contains 09 numerals.



      When writing numbers greater than 9, simply combine the above numbers as one would using the Arabic numerals. For example, 21 is written by combining the numeral 2 and 1 as so; ꧒꧑. Similarly, the number 90 would be the ꧙꧐.

      or example; Tuesday, 19 March 2013 would be written as ꦱꦼꦭꦱ ꧑꧙ ꦩꦫꦺꦠ꧀ ꧒꧐꧑꧓ (selasa 19 maret 2013).

      Punctuation

      Sample text in Nusantara Script
      With Vowels


      Without Vowels



      With Alphabet Writing System



      Sample text in Handwriting
      Mataraman Style
      Sumakartha Style

      Transliteraiton
      Semua orang dilahirkan merdeka dan mempunyai martabat dan hak-hak yang sama. Mereka dikaruniai akal dan hati nurani dan hendaknya bergaul satu sama lain dalam semangat persaudaraan.
      (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Indonesian)


      Translation
      All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
      (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)



      Sanskrit Usage
       
      If you want to know more about Nusantara Script, please contact Wahyu R. Soemitra Wijaya (tirtariga@gmail.com)