YPFDJ-NY Tigrinya class


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YPFDJ Tigrinya Class

Language

The Ge’ez Script (Fidel) is used as an abugida for several languages in Eritrea, as well as Amharic in Ethiopia.

The Ge’ez alphabet has been adapted to write the two most widely spoken languages in Eritrea, Tigrinya and Tigre – both belonging to the Semitic language group of the Afro-Asiatic family. The script has also traditionally been used for Blin, which belongs to the Cushitic language group of the same family.

Below is a near-complete list of the Ge’ez Script along with it’s transliteration.

TWO-LEGGED CHARACTERS

E U Ē Ä Ā Ȯ
B
(Bet)
V
(?)
S
(Śat)
SH
(?)
K
(Kaph)
KH
(?)
L
(Läwe)

(ʾÄlf)
Z
(Zäy)
ZH
(?)
D
(Dänt)
J
(?)
TS
(Ṣädäy)

(P̣äyt)


THREE-LEGGED CHARACTERS

E U Ē Ä Ā Ȯ
Ť
(Ṭäyt)
ĆH
(?)
Hh
(Ḥäwt)


ONE-LEGGED CHARACTERS

E U Ē Ä Ā Ȯ
G
(Gäml)
P
(Psa)
N
(Nähas)
Ñ
(Gäml)
T
(Täwe)
CH
(?)
Q
(Ḳaf)
q
(?)
Y
(Yämän)


L-SHAPED CHARACTERS

E U Ē Ä Ā Ȯ
R
(Rəʾs)
F
(?)


CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NO LEG

E U Ē Ä Ā Ȯ
H
(Hoy)
+
(ʿÄyn)
W
(Wäwe)
M
(May)


Numbers

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

ha’de

kl’te

seles’te

arba’te

hamush’te

sh’dush’te

show’a’te

shomon’te

t’sh’a’te


10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90

arse’te

isra

selasa

arbe’a

hamsa

susa

seb’a

semanya

te’se’a


100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900

mee’ti
፪፻
kl’te
mee’ti
፫፻
seles’te
mee’ti
፬፻
arba’te
mee’ti
፭፻
hamush’te
mee’ti
፮፻
sh’dush’te
mee’ti
፯፻
show’a’te
mee’ti
፰፻
shomon’te
mee’ti
፱፻
t’sh’a’te
mee’ti


1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000
፲፻
shih
፳፻
kl’te
shih
፫፴፻
seles’te
shih
፵፻
arba’te
shih
፭፶፻
hamush’te
shih
፷፻
sh’dush’te
shih
፸፻
show’a’te
shih
፹፻
shomon’te
shih
፺፻
t’sh’a’te
shih
3 Comments

3 thoughts on “YPFDJ-NY Tigrinya class

  1. Robel

    What a great Job! keep the good work guys.

    Best regards.
    RY (zara)

  2. GEEZ Numbers are wrong. Please revised zem. Particularly 10, 20, 30 ……90 are the same as 1….9

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