YORUBA ALPHABETS: Vowels and Consonants
The Yoruba language is unique in one aspect: it doesn’t have consonantal clusters.
This means that in Yoruba language, you don’t have two consonants together: every consonants MUST be followed by a vowel.
Because the Yoruba language has no consonantal clusters, the language rolls off the tongue.
The second distinction is that the Yoruba language is tonal:
Agbọ́n = wasp.
Àgbọn = coconut
Àgbọ̣̀n = chin
Agbọ̀n = basket
To write the Yoruba language properly, you must include the tonal marks. Chinese, I was told, is like this also.
The design of Yoruba alphabets that I have here has the tonal marks embedded into the body of the vowels.
If you understand Yoruba tonal marks, you can use it.
You may start by writing your name.
Have fun playing with it.
If you can write your name, go ahead, write it, photograph it, and post it here.
I will do an example by writing OLÓDÙMARÈ.
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