April 16, 2011

How to Read the Ethiopic Geez Fidel Alphabet

Do you want to read Ethiopian alphabet or want to write your name in Geez Fidel. The first important step to is being familiar with the Ethiopian alphabet. The Ethiopian alphabets are properly termed as Geez Fidel and consist of about 28-30 alphabets. The first alphabet or Fidel is H and its name is HOY. Each alphabet in fact has its own name and was so named from the shape of the alphabet and figure it represents. For example the letter M means water and shape is like the ancient Egyptian water ripple. In fact the latin M is derived from it. Without no doudt Ethiopians exported the letter or alphabets a long time ago into Arabia, Egypt and Europe (for more imformation on this please refer to Ayele Bikeri's Ethiopic An African Writing System). The first Fidel is H and the seven different forms are Ha Hu Hi Ha Hay He and Ho. Rare forms of some alphabets have been excluded for simplicity. There is no need to spell words because the vowels are incorporated within the consonant by giving the alphabet ሀ (H) a leg, a ring, ring and leg, a broken side or a side mark. The vowel order does not change: ሀ(Ha) ሁ(Hu) ሂ(Hi) ሃ(Ha) ሄ(Hay) ህ(He) ሆ(Ho) Now how do you write Hahahahaha? ሀሀሀሀሀ Very easy!!! When Santa says HoHoHo how do you write it in Ethiopian? Its ሆሆሆ very easy!!! The donkey brays HeHoHeHoHeHo so how do you write it in Ethiopic or Ethiopian alphabet? very easy its ህሆህሆህሆ Try the following very easy test. If you pass it you can now read Ethiopic Geez Fidel alphabets and words!!! Now write in Ethiopic: He who? Hohoho hay Answer:ሂ ሁ? ሆሆሆ ሄ The same system applies to the rest of the alphabets called Fidel in Ethiopian. Try the second letter L called Lawe in Ethiopic!
Hoy h ሀ ሁ ሂ ሃ ሄ ህ ሆ Läwe l ለ ሉ ሊ ላ ሌ ል ሎ Ḥäwt ḥ ሐ ሑ ሒ ሓ ሔ ሕ ሖ May m መ ሙ ሚ ማ ሜ ም ሞ Śäwt ś ሠ ሡ ሢ ሣ ሤ ሥ ሦ Rəʾs r ረ ሩ ሪ ራ ሬ ር ሮ Sat s ሰ ሱ ሲ ሳ ሴ ስ ሶ Ḳaf ḳ ቀ ቁ ቂ ቃ ቄ ቅ ቆ Bet b በ ቡ ቢ ባ ቤ ብ ቦ Täwe t ተ ቱ ቲ ታ ቴ ት ቶ Ḫarm ḫ ኀ ኁ ኂ ኃ ኄ ኅ ኆ Nähas n ነ ኑ ኒ ና ኔ ን ኖ ʾÄlf ʾ አ ኡ ኢ ኣ ኤ እ ኦ Kaf k ከ ኩ ኪ ካ ኬ ክ ኮ Wäwe w ወ ዉ ዊ ዋ ዌ ው ዎ ʿÄyn ʿ ዐ ዑ ዒ ዓ ዔ ዕ ዖ Zäy z ዘ ዙ ዚ ዛ ዜ ዝ ዞ Yämän y የ ዩ ዪ ያ ዬ ይ ዮ Dänt d ደ ዱ ዲ ዳ ዴ ድ ዶ Gäml g ገ ጉ ጊ ጋ ጌ ግ ጎ Ṭäyt ṭ ጠ ጡ ጢ ጣ ጤ ጥ ጦ P̣äyt p̣ ጰ ጱ ጲ ጳ ጴ ጵ ጶ Ṣädäy ṣ ጸ ጹ ጺ ጻ ጼ ጽ ጾ Ṣ́äppä ṣ́ ፀ ፁ ፂ ፃ ፄ ፅ ፆ Äf f ፈ ፉ ፊ ፋ ፌ ፍ ፎ Psa p ፐ ፑ ፒ ፓ ፔ ፕ ፖ

1 comment:

pmjoyce0906@gmail.com said...

I am completely new and would like to cite the tricks to permanently being mindful of Geez. You mentioned History of each character; perhaps that is a tool.
Highlight other tricks to getting this proper - not improper. Seeking to converse with another Ethiopian ( I am white ).