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  Abugida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An abugida is to be contrasted with a syllabary, where symbols with similar sounds look nothing like one another, but also to be contrasted with an alphabet proper, where separate symbols are used to denote the consonants and the vowels.
For example, the Meroitic script of ancient Sudan did not indicate an inherent a (one symbol stood for both m and ma, for example), and is thus similar to Brahmic family abugidas.
That is, it is equivalent to an abjad with obligatory vowel marking, like the Arabic alphabet as used for Kurdish in Iraq, as is thus essentially alphabetic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abugida   (1251 words)

 Balinese Religion
And the ancient Balinese god Twalen, who is a buffoon in contemporary Balinese epics and in the wayang, the shadow play, and is made the servant of the Hindu gods, is still considered older and more powerful than all the Hindu gods, being really the elder brother of Siva (Siwa in Balinese).
The old Balinese nature god, the great earth serpent Anantaboga, with "indianisation" was symbolically buried in the Balinese earth, his head at the centre of the island underneath the crater lake of Batur and his tail touching the sea at Keramas.
Balinese temples follow the plan of ancient Malayo-Polynesian megalithic shrines and within the temples space is ordered along a continuum, a concept followed in Malayo-Polynesian times.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/indon/balin.html   (1337 words)

 Balinese script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Balinese alphabet is a type of alphabet called an abugida that was used to write the Balinese language, an Austronesian language spoken by about three million people on the Indonesian island of Bali.
The use of the Balinese alphabet has mostly been replaced by the Roman alphabet, and very few people are familiar with it.
The Balinese alphabet was probably derived from Pallava and Old Kawi alphabets, which ultimately were derived from the Brahmi alphabet, the root of almost all the Indic and Southeast Asian abugidas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balinese_alphabet   (163 words)

 AllRefer.com - Balinese music (Music: History) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Balinese music represents, to a large extent, a survival of the pre-Islamic music of Java.
Balinese music sounds impetuous and noisy, in contrast to the soft, tranquil music heard currently in Java.
Balinese notation was invented by the Javanese who brought the music to Bali.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Balinese.html   (587 words)

 Balinese alphabet, language and pronunciation
The oldest known inscriptions in the Balinese alphabet date from the 11th century AD, but they are thought to be reproductions of texts originally written on palm leaves at an earlier date.
The Balinese alphabet is still used to this day, although very few people are familiar with it and it is mainly used for religious works.
Generally a version of the Latin alphabet known as Tulisan Bali is used instead, though what little Balinese printed material exists in the Latin alphabet consists mainly of school books, religious works and a few books of stories.
www.omniglot.com /writing/balinese.htm   (421 words)

The Balinese speak an Austronesian language whose closest relative is Sasak, the language of Lombok.
Balinese society is divided into four castes, or social classes: Brahmana, Satria, Wesia, and Sudra.
The Balinese family lives in a walled compound (uma) inhabited by a group of brothers and their respective families.
www.everyculture.com /wc/Germany-to-Jamaica/Balinese.html   (1510 words)

Balinese is a required language for school children, and the first books that a student uses in school are written in his native tongue.
Few Balinese know much High Balinese, for the simple reason that they seldom have any occasion to wishes to ask the pedanda for holy water or to participate in a ceremony, the group simply takes along one of the few people in the village who is fluent in High Balinese.
Central to Balinese cultural practice are the concepts of pramada, "insubordination," and tulah, "divine revenge." It is insubordinate, pramada, for anyone to say or do anything that puts him in a higher or more prestigious position than is his rightful due, and it risks to question matters involving mystical forces.
www.balivision.com /Article_Resources/TheBaliniseLanguage.asp   (2790 words)

 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today
Balinese folklore should be developed," said Sutjaja, who has published a number of Balinese dictionaries and an anthology of Balinese folklore in three languages: Indonesian, English and Balinese, using Balinese writing.
According to Balinese Hinduism, written script is the manifestation of Sanghyang Saraswati, the Goddess of Science, and is revered by the Balinese as they would revere the goddess.
Balinese writing is a syllabic system, which means that a single character represents a single syllable consisting of a consonant and a vowel.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20040916.Q01   (1073 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Balinese music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
BALINESE MUSIC [Balinese music] represents, to a large extent, a survival of the pre-Islamic music of Java.
Balinese music has had some popularity in the West, mainly sponsored by the composer Lou Harrison, founder of the modern American gamelan movement.
Nearly all Balinese, such as Ubud artist Pandi, paint, carve or play music.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Balinese.asp   (635 words)

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Balinese villages vary in population from a few hundred to several thousand.
Balinese culture was strongly influenced in the past by Indian civilization.
Balinese tourism runs rampant in a few patches but the rest of the island is relatively untouched.
www.indo.com /culture/big-culture.txt   (1549 words)

 Creating Modern Traditions in Balinese Performing Arts
Just as the Balinese have managed to preserve their religion more or less intact through the centuries,7 they have guarded their traditional arts with the same enthusiasm to assure that they remain "Balinese" regardless of the continually changing social context.
Geertz's theory of endogenous development of Balinese culture during these five centuries is valuable in that it refutes the common assumption that Balinese society remained intact during this period, since it was on the periphery of major trade routes.
Although Balinese society and culture did change, these changes are less apparent because of the relative absence of foreign influences and the lack of substantial historical documentation from this period.
www2.hawaii.edu /~seassa/explorations/v2n1/art5/v2n1-art5.html   (8138 words)

 Javanese alphabet, pronunciation and language (aksara jawa)
During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia between 1942 and 1945, the alphabet was prohibited.
Since the Dutch introduced the Latin alphabet to Indonesia in the 19th Century, the Javanese alphabet has gradually been supplanted.
The Javanese alphabet was also used to write Balinese and Sundanese, but has been replaced by the Latin alphabet.
www.omniglot.com /writing/javanese.htm   (409 words)

 Balinese medicine and mantra, traditional Oriental medicine of Indonesia
I am pleased to be able to provide a forum for a significant insider in the area of Balinese medicine to introduce you to this fascinating and little known area of spiritual practice and healing.Ms.
One of the traditional methods used in Balinese healing is through the sound vibrations created from chanting ancient mantras by a spiritual healer called a balian.
He translated the ancient Balinese calligraphy into the Roman alphabet; the English translation is presented as well.
www.drgrotte.com /BalineseMedicine.shtml   (2326 words)

 New Page 1
It uses the alphabet to which we westerners are accustomed.
Bahasa Balinese is more of a sacred and intimate language to the Balinese.
In addition, many Balinese, especially in the tourist areas of the island, speak English very well, and some of the older Balinese even remember Dutch (Bali was a Dutch colony until the 1940's).
personal.bgsu.edu /~nberg/anne/Bali-info.htm   (286 words)

 Bengali Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
To know the order of the alphabet is essential if you want to use a dictionary.
Fortunately, the bengali alphabet is built up in a very logical way (as opposed to the latin alphabet).
And there is the universal phonetic alphabet, that is used by Radice in his 'Teach Yourself' book.
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=7147   (692 words)

 Balinese History and Culture. Shop Now!
Nevertheless, good documentation about Balinese culture does not begin to emerge until the 8th or 9th century A.D. At this point the Balinese had already begun to practice various forms of Buddhism imported from India and there is evidence of Hindu influences as well.
Despite the bloody conquest, Balinese culture was relatively undisturbed for most of the years of Dutch occupation, partly because Singaraja, in the north of the island, was the only place that ships could anchor in relative safety and travel in the interior of the island was difficult.
The Balinese also accept dual realities, something may be true, but not true, and in certain circumstances they reject linear time.
www.ninadesigns.com /bali_bead_info/bali/bali_history.html   (787 words)

 Bali-Hoo - Guneli Gun
Diana Darling, a practicing sculptor who lives in Bali, says of a sculptured head she calls Some Syllable that it was "an attempt to make the most beautiful head I could." One suspects that The Painted Alphabet, too, is Darling's attempt to make the most beautiful book she is capable of imagining.
The Painted Alphabet is based on an ancient Hindu-Balinese morality play/recital called Dukuh Sildari.
Obviously used as a teaching tale by the Balinese for their temple festivals, the text can take several days and nights to perform, as evidenced by the seven cassettes on which the author says she has captured the entire recital.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1992/july/Sa20250.htm   (242 words)

 THE CELEBRATION OF KUNINGAN DAY > What's New > ArtsofBali.com > Bali handicraft, bali silver jewellery, painting, kite, ...
Balinese Hindu will celebrate the Kuningan Day, a day of prosperity, on August 21, 2004, marking the end of the Galungan Day celebration.
Kuningan Day is a time for commemoration as ancestors return to heaven after ten days dwelling on earth and when the Balinese say thanks to the gods for their mercy to the humankind.
On the day, Balinese will have holidays and be seen visiting each other and sharing fun.
www.artsofbali.com /whatsnew/detail/2.htm   (154 words)

 Javanese Alphabet - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
In schools in Central Java and Yogyakarta, children were first taught Javanese alphabet and Javanese language before they are taught Latin alpahabet and Indonesian language.
In remote village of Pantaran, villagers preserve Javanese alphabet by writing their names in that alphabet in the front gates of their houses.
A storybook in Javanese alphabet telling tales of wayang (shadow-puppet) which are based on Hindu and Buddhist sources.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=14956   (1643 words)

 Babad Bali - Balinese Languange in Computer Processing
For the readers who are not familiar with the Balinese script, please consult the article The Balinese Alphabet.
In the Balinese script, the syllable nya, na rambat, ga-gora are the widest one, and the ca, na, ra, da, wa and some other syllable are the thinnest one.
Chinese-Japanese-Korean (CJK or Han) alphabet, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Indian family of alphabets, Thai, are the foremost alphabets to be adapted by computers.
www.babadbali.com /aksarabali/art1-c.htm   (2332 words)

 History & info - various calendars used by smaller groups
(Due to different transliterations of the Persian alphabet, other spellings of the months are possible.) In Afghanistan the months are named differently.
The Balinese use two calendar systems, the Hindu Çaka and their own Pawukon.
It is based on ten concurrent weeks, which have one to ten days (although the one-day week is really a copy of the two-day week with only one day named).
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-other.html   (1435 words)

 Travelogue Bali 2003, I
I had printed a website with the balinese alphabet and already asked some people for further information.
The 80,000 rupiah per night were relatively expensive, but I wanted to help the balinese economy and this family in particular.
It looks like the Balinese would accept how they are born into the world and fulfil their duties: have a family and give offerings to the gods.
www.hallofreun.de /reise2003_1_e.html   (1847 words)

 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Malayan pt. 1
updated 3-24-2003 Balinese (Austric) belongs to the Malayan sub-branch of the Austronesian branch of the Austric family of languages.
Balinese is spoken on the island of Bali which is part of the Republic of Indonesia.
Batak has its own alphabet, but today the Latin alphabet is increasingly used instead.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/malayn1h.htm   (1248 words)

 SEI: Unicode Scripts Research
The Balinese script is still in use today, although very few people are familiar with it and its purposes are primarily liturgical.
Displaced with the adoption of the Coptic alphabet in C6th.
A newspaper was published during the 1980s printed in the Dongba script and the Latin alphabet in an attempt to increase the level of literacy among the Naxi people in their own language.
www.linguistics.berkeley.edu /sei/USR.html   (7502 words)

 Alphabets - Babel Babble - UniLang
The Javanese alphabet (also called Charakan or Caracan script) is a descendent of the Kavi script whose oldest written documents reach back into the 8
Nowadays it is nearly exclusively used for scholarly and decorative purposes, and people mastering it are held in high esteem.
Abugida scripts are basically consonant alphabets, but every consonant symbol contains an inherent vowel (in most cases, also here, an ‘a’).
home.unilang.org /bb/index.php?n=12&t=3   (491 words)

 Bali Language Corner - learning Indonesian and Balinese - Batukaru.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This section of our website is dedicated to introduce simple Indonesian and Balinese daily conversation that some may find it very interesting and useful.
However this website is not intended to provide or act as language tools/resources therefore should any individual(s) seeks for better resources, the section may not be a good reference.
We will at further focus mainly to the Indonesian language, for it is our national language, and learning Balinese is much harder then the Indonesian, due to the complex-ness of the Balinese language.
www.batukaru.info /language   (445 words)

 Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Kris question to the knowledgeables
The general Indonesian language is Bahasa and is usually written in the Latin alphabet.
Balinese, of course, has the same Brahmi roots that all these other alphabets we have been discussing do, so we will see similarities in forms, but since it is generally accepted (though new theories could pop up
Pusaka, you said that the pictures (the Balinese keris) which you used on this thread is for eBay ((For example look at this Gajah from an ebay keris a while back.
www.vikingsword.com /vb/showthread.php?p=19437   (4030 words)

 under the sun - constructed languages
The writing system is a featural alphabet, similar to that of Korean.
Based on the one sentence and one grammatical rule we know in their language, I've taken a guess at what the whole thing might look like, just for fun.
Its appearance is based on that of Balinese.
www.morosophy.com /sun/conlang   (127 words)

 Atlantean Metahistory
So, we went around for architecture, for example, and looked at Cambodian ruins and Tibetan, Balinese, Nepalese, Indian architecture and tried to mould that all together into one common language where you could believe Atlantis was a mother civilization because you can see elements of other civilizations in the architecture on the screen.
The Atlantean alphabet was meant to be evocative of many different alphabets.
It is a miniature map of the city of Atlantis (i.e., the outside of the swirl is the cave, the inside shape is the silhouette of the city, and the dot is the location of the crystal).
www.langmaker.com /atlanteanmetahistory.htm   (1082 words)

 The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World - PowerBookSearch!
Abram blames the invention of the phonetic alphabet for triggering a trend toward increasing abstraction and alienation from nature.
This is an interesting, if impossible to classify, book; Abram is a philosopher, magician, and essayist (of the Utne Reader type); this book grew out of his explorations of magic and sorcery in indigenous cultures and the relationship between magic and the natural world.
David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment.
www.powerbooksearch.com /booksearch0679776397.html   (1613 words)

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