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Sipingmato Sipingmato

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.

Notable features

Sipingmato script

Sipingmato script

Tutunion Pimato

This system indicates that the letters are vocalized by using a variety of diacritics and separate letters.

Sipingmato script - Tutunion Pimato

Pimato 'Ko' om 'Ka-ak'

The letter Ko is used as an affix while the letter Ka-ak is usually for a noun or root word. For example:

Sipingmato script - Pimato 'Ko' om 'Ka-ak'

Pimato Tohuri 'ak', 'al', 'om', 'on' om 'ap'

The example of using the final letters are:

Sipingmato script - Pimato Tohuri 'ak', 'al', 'om', 'on' om 'ap''

Pimato Toguangon sabaagi do boros toguangon

The example of using the letters as an initial affix such as:

Sipingmato script - Pimato Toguangon sabaagi do boros toguangon

Pimato Va om Za montok do Boros Kadazan Tangara

'Kadazan Tangara' or known as "Coastal Kadazan" is oftenly used the letter Va and Za. For example:

Sipingmato script - Pimato Va om Za montok do Boros Kadazan Tangara

Sample text

Sipingmato sample text

Transliteration

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.

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)

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