Posts by perla


A look at the curves of the  baybayin symbol of O-U shows that it looks a lot like the roman numeral “3”. What’s really fun to see is that our baybayin of O-U is very similar to the sanskrit symbol variations for O, AU, U, UH, UU, OO: There’s a likely that our baybayin symbol for O-U is related to these sanskrit versions and may have originated from Sanskrit writing. The baybayin symbol of O-U is also found in...

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KA means connection.

KA means connection.


Posted on May 28, 2010 in interpretations, KA

  The baybayin of KA means connection. KA is two wavy lines laid parellel with a line joining the two of them at their center. To some ka represents two rivers (wavy lines) joined by a center line.            To others, it represents to spirits(wavy lines) joined by a center line. So when you know what the syllable of KA does within Filipino words, that is, creates a relation or connection ((kapatid(sibling), kasintahan(loved-one),...

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This guy makes me think about Filipinos today who look to ancient Philippine symbolism in baybayin and tattoos for inspiration. Saki Mafundikwa urges African graphic designers to draw on ancient writing symbolism of Africa for fresh inspiration. It’s summed up in his favorite Ghanaian glyph, Sankofa, which means “return and get it” — or “learn from the past.” Tagalog proverb, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon...

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Baybayin Summit 2015

Baybayin Summit 2015


Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in people, places

Some of my colleagues have been organizing and will be speaking at the Baybayin Summit of 2015. Some of my U.S. colleagues who are proponents of baybayin are speaking too. I have been invited and listed as a speaker. Read below. (Please give these graphics a few extra seconds to load.)           More info on their Facebook...

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