The Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, (Хэвтээ
бичиг / Xäwtää
Dörböljin in Mongolian) was invented in the late 17th
century by Bogdo Zanabazar, a Mongolian monk and scholar, who
also created the Soyombo script.
The Mongolian Horizontal Square Script was based on the Tibetan
script, was rediscovered in 1801 it is uncertain how it was used.
Only a few documents in this script survive.
Type of writing system: abugida or syllabic alphabet
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Used to write: Mongolian (монгол),
an Altaic language spoken by approximately 5 million people in Mongolia,
China, Afghanistan and Russia.
Mongolian Horizontal Square Script
When the are used independently of vowels are indicated by
adding a diacrit to the symbol for a. The diacritics are attached
to consonants when the vowels follow consonants