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Mongolian Horizontal Square Script    Mongolian Horizontal Square Script

The Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, (Хэвтээ Дөрвөлжин 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.

Notable features

Mongolian Horizontal Square Script

Vowels

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

Mongolian Horizontal Square Script - vowels

Consonants

Mongolian Horizontal Square Script - consonants

Sample text

Sample text in the Mongolian Horizontal Square Script

Source: ftp://ftp.dante.de/pub/tex/languages/mongolian/mxd/doc/mxd4tex.pdf

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Links

Information about the Mongolian Horizontal Square Script
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n4041.pdf

Information about the Mongolian language and Mongolia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_language
http://www.mongoluls.net
http://www.sytra.cn/mongolian-translations-service.html
http://www.cjvlang.com/Writing/writmongol/mongolalpha.html
http://silverhorde.viahistoria.com/main.html

Mongolic languages

Buryat, Daur, Kalmyk, Mongolian, Monguor, Santa / Dongxiang

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas


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