The Nikhilipi alphabet is the creation of Nikhil Sinha
([email protected]). The name combines Nikhil's first name and
the word lipi, which means script in Hindi.
Can be used to write just about any Indo-Aryan language and, with a
few additional letters, the Dravidian languages as well.
With a few modification can also be used to write Sinhalese and
Maldivian (Divehi), which are Indo-Aryan languages but are very much
influenced by Dravidian languages
Nikhilipi is alphabetic, unlike most Indian scripts, and it is
phonemic, like all Indian scripts.
The pronunciation of the letters varies according to the language
which is being written. For example the letter 'a' will be pronounced
differently in Hindi and Bengali.
The consonants are arranged into groups according to the way they are
pronounced, like other Indian scripts. Consonants in the same group all
have the same basic shape.
The Nikhilipi alphabet
To uphold and protect the sovereinity, unity and
integrity of India.
From the Indian constitution, article
Other alternative writing systems:
Braille, Deseret, Géy?nzì, Mesa, Moon, Morse code,
Alphabet, Shavian, Theban, Unifon, 12480