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ख़िंलेर्मोर्ना - xinlermorna

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Devanagari Orthography for Lojban based on Hindi pronunciation




Note: all the inherent vowels /ə/ are reserved as y in Lojban, suppressing is not allowed without being explicitly marked as such (with ्) or being the last letter of word.

Latin देवनागरी
j झ़
z ष़ *
f फ़
x ख़
dz ज़ *
ts च़

* letter ष़ /ɭə/ is assigned the value /zə/

* letter ज़ /zə/ is assigned the value /ʣə/


Latin देवनागरी (Indepdt. Form) देवनागरी (Diacritic Form) देवनागरी (Diacritic Form with 'k/क')
a का
e के
i ि कि
o को
u कु
y (inherent)


When used alone, diphthongs can be written as Vowel Independent Form or Diphthong Independent Form, they are All Accepted

When i (इ) is written as first letter in diphthongs, the following vowel should always be written as the Independent Form (e.g. आ instead of the Diacritic Form ा). By this way, we are able to seperate words start with kai... (काि...) the ones start with kia... (किआ...). If not, we will get kai... (काि...) and kia... (किा...), which is hard to tell the differences by a normal human.

Latin देवनागरी (Vowel Indepdt. Form) देवनागरी (Diphthong Indepdt. Form) देवनागरी (Diacritic Form) देवनागरी (Diacritic Form with 'k/क')
ai आइ आि ाि काि
ei एइ एि ेि केि *
oi ओइ ओि ोि कोि
au आउ आु ाु काु
ia इआ इा िआ किआ
ie इए इे िए किए
ii इइ की
io इओ इो िओ किओ
iu इउ इु िउ किउ
ua उआ उा ुा कुा
ue उए उे ुे कुे
ui उइ उि ुि कुि
uo उओ उो ुो कुो
uu उउ कू
iy इअ इअ िअ किअ
uy उअ उअ ुअ कुअ

* When kei is written in as केि, it may not be rendered properly by every font. Hence, Devanagari Vowel ai (ऐ / ै) is also acceptable to be used as ei, so kei can also be written as कै.

Conjunct Consonants

Consonants lacking a vowel in between them MUST physically join together as a conjunct consonant.

Latin देवनागरी (GOOD) देवनागरी (BAD)
lojban लोझ़्बान लोझ़बान = lojyban
kanla कान्ला कानला = kanyla
ckaji श्काझ़ि शकाझ़ि = cykaji
klama क्लामा कलामा = kylama
bajra बाझ़्रा बाझ़रा = bajyra


When consonant n is preceded with a vowel and followed with a consonant (e.g. kanla), you can use a diacritic dot (which is called Anusvara: ं) to mark it instead of the independent form n (न), write with Anusvara or Independent Form are Both Accepted

latin देवनागरी (Indepdt. Form) देवनागरी (Anusvara)
kanla कान्ला कांला
condi शोन्दि शोंदि
panci पान्शि पांशि

Text Examples

Name Text Sample
Standard Orthography pu ze'u se djuno lei ze'u renvi gi'e se jijnu ca le temci be le nu le dzena ca jmive vau fa le du'u le bradi be le la tlunranan. ba klama ri
xinlermorna पु ष़ेहु से जुनो लै ष़ेहु रेंवि गिहे से झ़िझ़्नु शा ले तेम्शि बे ले नु ले ज़ेना शा झ़्मिवे वाु फ़ा ले दुहु ले ब्रादि बे ले ला त्लुंरानां· बा क्लामा रि

* Text Sample Source comes from "How the enemy came to Thlunrana":

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