One of the beauty of language (both spoken and written) is that it keeps on evolving and growing.
As a designer, I would love to see Baybayin takes its place in the 21st century. So right now I am doing some visual studies to introduce additional characters for Fa, Va, Ra, Za and extra vowels I and U.
I carefully studied the anatomy and forms unique to Baybayin and tried to maintain its natural forms in crafting these additional characters.
Some principles I followed:
1. Elements and strokes are to be derived from Baybayin original forms
2. Use minimal modifications
3. Use minimal strokes
4. Easy to remember and recall
5. Good and clean aesthetics
The "Ra" comes in 2 forms, the widely accepted modern form and one adapted from Bisayan script.
This is work in progress. So purists, be easy on me, OK? 😊✌️ The role of a designer is to provoke change.
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