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Sylheti Nagari

Sylheti Nagari
Silôṭi Nagri
Type
Languages Sylheti, Bengali
Time period
16th-20th Century
ISO 15924 Sylo, 316
Direction Left-to-right
Unicode alias
Syloti Nagri
U+A800–U+A82F

Sylheti Nagari or Jalalabadi Nagri (Silôṭi Nagôri) is the original script used for writing the Sylheti language. It is an almost extinct script, this is because the Sylheti Language itself was reduced to only dialect status after Bangladesh gained independence and because it did not make sense for a dialect to have its own script, its use was heavily discouraged. The government of the newly formed Bangladesh did so to promote a greater "Bengali" identity. This led to the informal adoption of the Eastern Nagari script also used for Bengali and Assamese. It is also known as Jalalabadi Nagri, Mosolmani Nagri, Ful Nagri etc.

Contents

  • Sylheti symbols 1
    • Vowels 1.1
    • Modifiers 1.2
    • Consonants 1.3
    • Digits 1.4
  • Sample Text 2

Sylheti symbols

Similarities between Nagri Unicode and Bangla

Vowels

  • 5 independent vowels
  • 5 dependent vowel signs attached to a consonant letter

Modifiers

Consonants

  • 27 consonants

Digits

Sample Text

[[File:Halot-un-nabi-page1.gif|thumb|left|150px|Front page of a Nagri book titled

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