Sipingmato was invented by Lesley Kibat as an alternative way to write Kadazandusun (either Central Dusun or Coastal Kadazan). The name Sipingmato comes from a short version of "Sampaping do Pimato" (Alphabet's sides). This script is adapted from the Hebrew and Arabic scripts. The Sipingmato letters are similar to Hebrew letters, but some are flipped horizontally.
This system indicates that the letters are vocalized by using a variety of diacritics and separate letters.
The letter Ko is used as an affix while the letter Ka-ak is usually for a noun or root word. For example:
The example of using the final letters are:
The example of using the letters as an initial affix such as:
'Kadazan Tangara' or known as "Coastal Kadazan" is oftenly used the letter Va and Za. For example:
Nosusu no do tuhun ngaavi i koidu om kopiagahan doid kotinguhan om sanganu. Kikasaavan om topiumanan ginavo zioho om minooi o tumindak id piahatan do iso suvai do sunduvan i kopiobpinazan.
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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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