Arabikkha was invented by Jirakit Meathanavanon when he noticed that there were no adaptations of the Arabic alphabet for Pali and Sanskrit on Omniglot yet. It is designed so that each sound of Pali and Sanskrit is represented by one letter.
The letters كعُ عُ عِ كعِ are only occur in closed syllables
مَنعُوْپُبًّقَمَا ذَمَّا ، مَنعُوْسعِڟَّا مَنعُوْمَيَا ؛ مَنَسَا جعِيْ پَدُڟَّعِيْنَ ، ڤَاسَتِ وَا كَرعُوْتِ وَا ، تَتعُوْ نً دُخَّمَنوعِيْتِ ، جَكًّ وَ وَحَتعُوْ پَدً.
manopubbaṅgamā dhammā, manoseṭṭhā manomaya, manasā ce padaṭṭena, bhāsati vā karoti vā, tato naṃ dukkhamanuveti, cakkaṃ va vahato padaṃ.
Realities have mind as forerunner, have mind as chief, are formed of mind.
If, with a mind corrupted, one speaks or acts,
because of that, suffering follows him,
just as a wheel the foot of the ox pulling the cart.
سَروعَيْ مَانَوَاة زَنمَنَا سوَتَنترَاة وَيْيَكتِكَقَوْرَوعِيْڹَ اَذِكَارعِيْڹَ جَ تُليَاة عِيْوَ ، سَروعِيصَي وِوعِيْكَة آتمَسَكصِي جَ وَرتَتعِيْ ، سَروعِيْ پَرَسپَرَں ڤرَاتعَرْڤَاوعِيْنَ ويَوَحَرعِيْيُة.
Sarvē mānavāḥ janmanā svatantrāḥ vaiyaktikagauravēṇa adhikārēṇa ca tulyāḥ ēva, sarvēṣāṃ vivēkaḥ ātmasākṣī ca vartatē, sarvē parasparaṃ bhrātṛbhāvēna vyavaharēyuḥ.
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)
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