Lithuanian Braille
Script type
alphabet
Print basis
Lithuanian alphabet
LanguagesLithuanian
Related scripts
Parent systems
Braille
  • Lithuanian Braille

Lithuanian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Lithuanian language.

Alphabet

The alphabet is as follows:

⠀ (braille pattern blank)

 
⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)

a
⠡ (braille pattern dots-16)

ą
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)

b
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)

c
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)

č
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)

d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)

e
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)

ę
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)

ė
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)

f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)

g
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)

h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)

i
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)

į
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)

j
⠅ (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-12345)

q
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)

r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)

s
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)

š
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)

t
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)

u
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)

ū
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)

ų
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)

v
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)

w
⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346)

x
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)

y
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)

z
⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)

ž

Most of the print letters with accents are derived in Lithuanian braille by adding a dot 6 to the base letter, and those which already have a dot 6 through inversion (cf. Czech Braille, Esperanto Braille). Ū uses the international convention for a second u. Ž is unusual, but perhaps forms a set with s, š, z (cf. Hungarian Braille).

Derivation of extended letters
⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)

a
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)

c
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)

e
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)

i
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)

u
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)

s
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)

z
⠡ (braille pattern dots-16)

ą
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)

č
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)

ę
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)

ė
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)

į
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)

ų
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)

ū
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)

š
⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)

ž

Several of these conventions are used in Polish Braille.

Punctuation

Print , .[1] ? ! ; : - * / „ ... ” ( ... )
Braille
⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠔ (braille pattern dots-35)
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠴ (braille pattern dots-356)
⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)

Source: [2]

Formatting

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠨ (braille pattern dots-46)
(digit) (caps)

References

  1. ^ And thus for ellipsis
  2. ^ World Braille Usage, UNESCO, 2013