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Kinya: U+E150 - U+E1AF

Registered 2001-01-04. One character name corrected 2002-05-04.

The Kinya scripts were invented by Maurizio M. Gavoli (mgavioli@dada.it). There are three different Kinya scripts, encoded here in a single block:

  • the galme xornaf 'syllabic writing', the modern standard, a Hangul-style system with conjoining letters that form syllabic clumps;
  • the tolle xornaf 'consonantic writing', now mostly disused, a consonantal alphabet with vowel signs; and
  • the soþne xornaf 'ancient writing', now entirely obsolete except in a few fixed inscriptions, a non-vocalic alphabet.
Full information is available at http://www.dadacasa.com/mgavioli/Kinya/kscr01.html.

The galme xornaf characters are identified simply as KINYA LETTER; the tolle xornaf as KINYA LETTER TOLLE, and the soþne xornaf as KINYA LETTER SOTHNE. Only the conjoining forms of the galme xornaf are encoded in the ConScript Basic Multilingual Plane; the syllables themselves are encoded on the supplementary plane 000F. More details below.

The letters IE, OE, and UE represent a back I, a front O, and a front U respectively; these representations are introduced in according with the naming guidelines.

KINYA LETTER M (U+E162) has distinct syllable-initial and syllable-final forms; the two forms are considered rendering variants and are not encoded separately.

Kinya has a regular SPACE, which is a centered dot, and an ALTERNATE SPACE, used when the vowel of the preceding syllable or consonant actually belongs to the following word.


U+E150	KINYA LETTER K
U+E151	KINYA LETTER G
U+E152	KINYA LETTER H
U+E153	KINYA LETTER X
U+E154	KINYA LETTER S
U+E155	KINYA LETTER Z
U+E156	KINYA LETTER T
U+E157	KINYA LETTER D
U+E158	KINYA LETTER TH
U+E159	KINYA LETTER DH
U+E15A	KINYA LETTER P
U+E15B	KINYA LETTER B
U+E15C	KINYA LETTER F
U+E15D	KINYA LETTER V
U+E15E	KINYA LETTER R
U+E15F	KINYA LETTER Y
U+E160	KINYA LETTER N
U+E161	KINYA LETTER L
U+E162	KINYA LETTER M
U+E163	KINYA LETTER W
U+E164	KINYA LETTER VOWEL CARRIER
U+E165	KINYA LETTER A
U+E166	KINYA LETTER O
U+E167	KINYA LETTER IE
U+E168	KINYA LETTER U
U+E169	KINYA LETTER E
U+E16A	KINYA LETTER OE
U+E16B	KINYA LETTER I
U+E16C	KINYA LETTER UE
U+E16D	KINYA SPACE
U+E16E	KINYA ALTERNATE SPACE
U+E16F	(This position shall not be used)
U+E170	KINYA LETTER TOLLE K
U+E171	KINYA LETTER TOLLE G
U+E172	KINYA LETTER TOLLE H
U+E173	KINYA LETTER TOLLE X
U+E174	KINYA LETTER TOLLE S
U+E175	KINYA LETTER TOLLE Z
U+E176	KINYA LETTER TOLLE T
U+E177	KINYA LETTER TOLLE D
U+E178	KINYA LETTER TOLLE TH
U+E179	KINYA LETTER TOLLE DH
U+E17A	KINYA LETTER TOLLE P
U+E17B	KINYA LETTER TOLLE B
U+E17C	KINYA LETTER TOLLE F
U+E17D	KINYA LETTER TOLLE V
U+E17E	KINYA LETTER TOLLE R
U+E17F	KINYA LETTER TOLLE Y
U+E180	KINYA LETTER TOLLE N
U+E181	KINYA LETTER TOLLE L
U+E182	KINYA LETTER TOLLE M
U+E183	KINYA LETTER TOLLE W
U+E184	KINYA LETTER TOLLE VOWEL CARRIER
U+E185	KINYA LETTER TOLLE A
U+E186	KINYA LETTER TOLLE O
U+E187	KINYA LETTER TOLLE IE
U+E188	KINYA LETTER TOLLE U
U+E189	KINYA LETTER TOLLE E
U+E18A	KINYA LETTER TOLLE OE
U+E18B	KINYA LETTER TOLLE I
U+E18C	KINYA LETTER TOLLE UE
U+E18D	KINYA SEMICOLON
U+E18E	KINYA FULL STOP
U+E18F	(This position shall not be used)
U+E190	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE K G
U+E191	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE H X
U+E192	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE S Z
U+E193	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE T D
U+E194	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE TH DH
U+E195	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE P B
U+E196	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE F V
U+E197	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE R
U+E198	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE Y
U+E199	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE N
U+E19A	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE L
U+E19B	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE M
U+E19C	KINYA LETTER SOTHNE W
U+E19D	(This position shall not be used)
U+E19E	(This position shall not be used)
U+E19F	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1A0	KINYA DIGIT ZERO
U+E1A1	KINYA DIGIT ONE
U+E1A2	KINYA DIGIT TWO
U+E1A3	KINYA DIGIT THREE
U+E1A4	KINYA DIGIT FOUR
U+E1A5	KINYA DIGIT FIVE
U+E1A6	KINYA DIGIT SIX
U+E1A7	KINYA DIGIT SEVEN
U+E1A8	KINYA DIGIT EIGHT
U+E1A9	KINYA DIGIT NINE
U+E1AA	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1AB	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1AC	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1AD	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1AE	(This position shall not be used)
U+E1AF	(This position shall not be used)

Syllables

There are 21 * 8 * 22 = 3696 possible syllables in the galme xornaf system, which are encoded on the supplementary private plane at codepoints 000F0000-000F0E6F. Each syllable contains a consonant from the range E150-E164, a vowel from the range E165-E16C, and an optional consonant from the range E150-E164. When initial, E164 (KINYA VOWEL CARRIER) is a placeholder with no phonetic value; when final it doubles the vowel, expressing phonetic length.

The names of the syllables are not given in full here, as they follow a systematic pattern, enumerating every possibility in turn. (The complete list is here.) Part of the table would look like this:


U+000F0000	KINYA SYLLABLE KAK
U+000F0001	KINYA SYLLABLE KAG
U+000F0002	KINYA SYLLABLE KAH
U+000F0003	KINYA SYLLABLE KAX
U+000F0004	KINYA SYLLABLE KAS
U+000F0005	KINYA SYLLABLE KAZ
U+000F0006	KINYA SYLLABLE KAT
U+000F0007	KINYA SYLLABLE KAD
U+000F0008	KINYA SYLLABLE KATH
U+000F0009	KINYA SYLLABLE KADH
U+000F000A	KINYA SYLLABLE KAP
U+000F000B	KINYA SYLLABLE KAB
U+000F000C	KINYA SYLLABLE KAF
U+000F000D	KINYA SYLLABLE KAV
U+000F000E	KINYA SYLLABLE KAR
U+000F000F	KINYA SYLLABLE KAY
U+000F0010	KINYA SYLLABLE KAN
U+000F0011	KINYA SYLLABLE KAL
U+000F0012	KINYA SYLLABLE KAM
U+000F0013	KINYA SYLLABLE KAW
U+000F0014	KINYA SYLLABLE KAA
U+000F0015	KINYA SYLLABLE KA
U+000F0016	KINYA SYLLABLE KOK
...
U+000F0029	KINYA SYLLABLE KOW
U+000F002A	KINYA SYLLABLE KOO
U+000F002B	KINYA SYLLABLE KO
... ...
U+000F009A	KINYA SYLLABLE KUEK
...
U+000F00AE	KINYA SYLLABLE KUEUE
U+000F00AF	KINYA SYLLABLE KUE
U+000F00B0	KINYA SYLLABLE GAK
... ... ...
U+000F0DC0	KINYA SYLLABLE AK
U+000F0DC1	KINYA SYLLABLE AG
...
U+000F0DD4	KINYA SYLLABLE AA
U+000F0DD5	KINYA SYLLABLE A
U+000F0DD6	KINYA SYLLABLE OK
... ...
U+000F0E5A	KINYA SYLLABLE UEK
...
U+000F0E6E	KINYA SYLLABLE UEUE
U+000F0E6F	KINYA SYLLABLE UE
 
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