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Belarusian Braille

Belarusian Braille
Type
alphabet
Languages Belarusian
Parent systems
Braille
Print basis
Belarusian alphabet

Belarusian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Belarusian language. It is based on Russian Braille, with a couple additional letters found in the print Belarusian alphabet.

Alphabet

Belarusian does not use all the letters of the Russian alphabet, and it has the additional letters і and ў.

Print а a б b в v г g д d е e ё jo ж zh з z і i й j
Braille ⠁ (braille pattern dots-1) ⠃ (braille pattern dots-12) ⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠡ (braille pattern dots-16) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356) ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)
Print к k л l м m н n о o п p р r с s т t у u ў w
Braille ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠍ (braille pattern dots-134) ⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345) ⠕ (braille pattern dots-135) ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠎ (braille pattern dots-234) ⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345) ⠥ (braille pattern dots-136) ⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
Print ф f х kh ц ts ч ch ш sh ы y ь э è ю ju я ja  
Braille ⠋ (braille pattern dots-124) ⠓ (braille pattern dots-125) ⠉ (braille pattern dots-14) ⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346) ⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456) ⠪ (braille pattern dots-246) ⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256) ⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246) ⠀ (braille pattern blank)

The letters і and ў are the mirror images of й and у, and the і was once found in Russian Braille. (See obsolete letters of Russian Braille.)

Punctuation

Single punctuation:
Print , . ? ! ; : - '
Braille ⠂ (braille pattern dots-2) ⠲ (braille pattern dots-256) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠆ (braille pattern dots-23) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠤ (braille pattern dots-36) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
Paired punctuation:
Print « ...... » ( ...... )
Braille ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠴ (braille pattern dots-356) ⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)

Formatting

italics capital number
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456) ⠨ (braille pattern dots-46) ⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)

See also

References

  • UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.


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