It is the proof that our Filipino ancestors has their own way of learning, Baybayin has a big part on our history, but it is sad to know that majority of the Filipinos didn't know how to read or write in Baybayin. HISTORY Baybayin is derived from Brahmic scripts of India and first recorded in the 16th century, baybayin continued to be used during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines up until the late 19th century. The alphabet is well known because it was carefully documented by Catholic clergy living in the Philippines during the colonial era.
It was named after the first 3 characters of the Arabic alphabet, Alif, Ba and Ta. Our indigenous scripts have roots in India, not the Middle East. When you Google Alibata, the results are old, lacking information, provide no context and sometimes incorrect.
Today, this ancient script is being resurrected thanks to young soul searching Filipinos. Most Baybayin art on this website is by me unless noted. Just like any writing system, learn the basics then make it your own style. Any contributions, rants, corrections and etc can be sent to info baybayin.
Check out my interview Two goals of this website are: It was nearly extinct due to colonization and is being brought back by Christian and a few other young Filipino-Americans. As a leading authority for the propagation and instruction of the script, he developed a modern style of the writing system called Tulang Kalis Poetry of the Sword and recently introduced it as Filipino Calligraphy with a series of live demonstrations and lectures at the Asian Art Museum this past October I remember finding an old pamphlet and encyclopedia entry about the Katipunan and the revolution.
In it, there were photos of all the revolution flags.
My intention was only to stay for a few years but ended up staying for nearly a decade. Meeting all these Filipinos from all over the world really opened my eyes.
However, I did get to check out some of the old Spanish era books with Baybayin at a museum when I was in college. I think my most important lesson was getting proper historical and cultural context of the script.
That was more challenging than learning how to write it. Resurgence Even though I was studying the script for a while, I pretty much forgot it in the Philippines. Maybe it was all the San Miguel beer I drank and the constant partying.
When I got back to the states, met Aleks Figueroa who helped rekindle my interest even more.
After that, I started writing again and got back into the groove. After posting my Baybayin tattoo on PinoyTattoos, a few people have asked me to tell them more about it and help them translate.
I guess you can call that the light bulb moment. My Style and art background My Baybayin art is influenced by brush styles, Asian writing systems, abstract painting and graffiti. I agree, my handwriting has always been like that probably due to a slight case of dyslexia.
In fact, I remember getting a C grade in Calligraphy class. One of my graffiti idols was Dream. The Bomb magainze was one of my favs.
After high school, I moved back to Manila, Philippines and teach some of my new friends who were just getting into tagging. We experimented with home made fatcaps, Pilot markers from National Bookstore and shoe polish.
It was fun times, I remember getting shot at by cops as we sped away after tagging up a wall in a fancy sub-division. I was all about art, writingand music back then.Find this Pin and more on Tatts - alibata script by Mary G.
Baybayin script reference - Adrian's back tattoo The “Baybayin writing system” also commonly known as the “Alibata” was an old script structure used by these ancient Philippine settlers long before the first Spanish colonizers arrived in "written in alibata; a.
Dec 13, · Baybayin aka Alibata is a pre-Filipino writing system from the islands called the "Philippines". Baybayin comes from the word "baybay", which literally means "spell".
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Baybayin is a pre-Filipino writing system from the islands known as the “Philippines”. Baybayin comes from the word “baybay”, which literally means “spell”.
You may know the script by the incorrect term of Alibata that was coined by Paul Versoza in the ’s. It was named after the first 3 characters of the Arabic alphabet,. The writing of the old alibata transferred to the word of the romans started in and the linguistic history written in the time of Romanization.
The alibata change and called ABAKADA. We use the abakada everyday because our country national language is Filipino/Tagalog means "Taga-ilog" .
Guilermo Tolentino was one of the very few individuals who tried to put forward the possible Filipino origins of Baybayin and numerals in his book, Baybayin script, while recognizable, is generally not understood in the Philippines.
Baybayin writing makes use of only one punctuation mark, Type: Abugida. BAYBAYIN "BAYBAYIN" Ancient Philippine writing system Baybayin is not just a simple alphabet or script, for me it is a beautiful form of art every letter is an artistic symbol.