|Time period||13th century (or older) – 18th century (revived in modern times)|
|Print basis||Writing direction (different variants of baybayin): left-to-right, top-to-bottom bottom-to-top, left-to-right top-to-bottom, right-to-left|
What is the Philippine alphabet system?
The modern Filipino alphabet is made up of 28 letters, which includes the entire 26-letter set of the ISO basic Latin alphabet, the Spanish Ñ and the Ng digraph of Tagalog. It replaced the Pilipino alphabet of the Fourth Republic.
What is the first Filipino alphabet replaced by the Roman alphabet?
Here are two Italian kids (9 and 8-year-old) enthusiastically learning and practicing Baybayin with me. The boy proudly showing off his notes! The Tagalog script was largely abandoned by the 17th century CE and was replaced by the Spanish (Roman) alphabet.
Is Baybayin and Alibata the same?
Baybayin literally means “To spell”. Baybayin and Alibata are the same thing except that Alibata is the wrong term. It’s also been called Sulat Tagalog and other names but Alibata has stuck.