Welcome to the simple guide for dhadakha, the writing system of Lortho - Simplified.
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There are 21 letters in the Lorthoan alphabet; one of which is a vowel.
Although the writing system is in fact an alphabet, the system exhibits traits of an abugida. This can be better explained through example. Below you will see how the vowels are written in relation to the consonant.
|[dʰa]||[(dʰɛ mɛ)]||[dʰo]||[dʰu]||[dʰi]||no vowel|
|* The only time /e/ is a descender is with the letters /m/ and /mː/.|
In an abugida, the base letter slightly changes to show that a different vowel is present as seen in Ge'ez. In Lortho, the vowels are added to the base letter to form a ligature. In some cases the ligature forms a single glyph.
The syllable structure of Lortho is (C)(C)V(V)(C). Vowel-initial words do exist, although rare. In the event a vowel begins a word, the ligatures in the following table will be used.
Diphthongs and vowel constructs are also handled as ligatures. Below you will find the diphthongs and vowel combinations allowed in Lortho.
Below are the numerals in Lortho (base 10):