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Tamil Braille
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Tamil alphabet
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Tamil Braille is the smallest of the Bharati braille alphabets.[1] (For the general system and for punctuation, see that article.)

Alphabet

Vowel letters are used rather than diacritics, and they occur after consonants in their spoken order.

Print
ISO a ā i ī u ū e ē ai o ō au
Braille
⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
⠔ (braille pattern dots-35)
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346)
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
Print
ISO k c j ñ t n p m
Braille
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
Print க்ஷ
ISO y r l v ś s h kṣ
Braille
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)
⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345)
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)
⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)

The last two letters, and , are shared with Malayalam, but otherwise is used for the anusvara (nasalization) in other Bharati alphabets, while is also used in Urdu Braille but for the unrelated letter ʻayn.

Codas

Diacritic த் [2]
Virama Visarga
Braille
⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)

See also

References

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.
  2. ^ Shown on the letter க ka