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Georgian Braille

Georgian Braille

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Type
alphabet
Languages Georgian
Parent systems
Braille
  • Georgian Braille
Print basis
Georgian alphabet

Georgian Braille is a braille alphabet used for writing the Georgian language. The assignments of the Georgian alphabet to braille patterns is largely consistent with unified international braille.[1]

Alphabet [ edit ]

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)



a
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)



b
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)



g
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)



d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)



e
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)



v
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)



z
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)



t’
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)



i
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)



k
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)



l
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)



m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)



n
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)



o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)



p
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)



zh
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)



r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)



s
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)



t
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)



u
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)



p’
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)



k’
⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246)



gh
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)



q
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)



sh
⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345)



ch’
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)



ts’
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)



dz
⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456)



ts
⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346)



ch
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)



kh
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)



dj
⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)



h

The basic braille range mostly conforms with international norms, with the exception of sounds which do not occur in Georgian, such as *f (reassigned in Georgian to თ t’), and *q, which is used for ჩ ch’ rather than ყ q. The assignment of to ჩ ch’ is reminiscent of Russian Braille, as is one or two other letters ( for შ sh is widespread in Eastern Europe), but most of the extended-letter assignments are unique to Georgian.

Punctuation [ edit ]

Print , . ? ! ; : [*] „ ... “ ( ... )
Braille ⠂ (braille pattern dots-2) ⠲ (braille pattern dots-256) ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠆ (braille pattern dots-23) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34) ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠴ (braille pattern dots-356) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠣ (braille pattern dots-126) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)

^* ჻ is an old word divider, no longer in use.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.
  2. ^ Unicode code point U+10FB. The Unicode name is misleadingly 'paragraph separator'.
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