Bhalabali (ᬪᬮᬩᬮᬶ)

Bhalabali” is a way to write Zulu with the Balinese script devised by Allion Powell. The name Bhalabali comes from the Zulu word “bhala” which means “write” and “Bali” from “Balinese.” Bhalabali was largely inspired by Jawacaraka. Allison felt that the Zulu language with its captivating sounds and rhythm and the Balinese script with its alluring ornate appearance would make a marvelous pairing.

Notable features

Bhalabali script

Bhalabali script

Bhalabali script

Download an alphabet chart for Bhalabali (Excel)

Notes

Sample text in Bhalabali

ᬩᭀᬗ᭄ᬓᬾ ᬅᬩᬦ᭄ᬢᬸ ᬩᭊᬮ᭄ᬯ ᬩᬾᬔᬸᬮᬸᬮᬾᬓᬶᬮᬾ ᬩᬾᬮᬶᬗᬦ ᬦ᭄ᬕᬾᬲᬶᬣᬸᬦ᭄ᭊᬶ ᬦᬗᬫᬮᬸᬗᬾᬮᭀ᭟ ᬩᬳ᭄ᬮᬗᬦᬶᬲ᭄ᬯ ᬯᬸᬫ᭄ᬝᬩᬗᭀ ᬦᬗᬸᬦᬾᬫ᭄ᬩᬾᭊ ᭈ᬴ᬸᬣᬶ ᬓᬸᭈ᬴ᬦᬾᬮᬾ ᬩᬨᬣᬦᬾ ᬦ᭄ᬕᭀᬫᭀᬬ ᬯᭀᬩᬸᬜᬾ᭟

Transliteration

Bonke abantu bazalwa bekhululekile belingana ngesithunzi nangamalungelo. Bahlanganiswe wumcabango nangunembeza futhi kufanele baphathane ngomoya wobunye.

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)

Information about Balinese | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel | Books

Information about Zulu | Phrases | Numbers | Family Words | Tongue twisters | Tower of Babel | Songs | Zulu courses on: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk [affilate links]

Adapted scripts by Allison Powell

Bhalabali, Głagolicy, Inglisuraya, Jawacaraka, Nasema, Qurditsuraya

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