Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Yi script

Index Yi script

The Yi script (Yi: ꆈꌠꁱꂷ nuosu bburma) is an umbrella term for two scripts used to write the Yi languages; Classical Yi (an ideogram script), and the later Yi Syllabary. [1]

32 relations: Abugida, Alveolar consonant, Azhe language, China, Chinese characters, Chinese family of scripts, International Phonetic Alphabet, Labial consonant, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Logogram, Mantsi language, Marc Miyake, Mojikyo, Nasu language, Nisoish languages, Nisu language, Nuosu language, Palate, Pinyin, Pollard script, Radical (Chinese characters), Retroflex consonant, Sam Pollard, Sani people, Syllabary, Tang dynasty, Transliteration, Unicode, Velar consonant, Vowel, Yi people, Yi Syllables.


An abugida (from Ge'ez: አቡጊዳ ’abugida), or alphasyllabary, is a segmental writing system in which consonant–vowel sequences are written as a unit: each unit is based on a consonant letter, and vowel notation is secondary.

New!!: Yi script and Abugida · See more »

Alveolar consonant

Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets) of the superior teeth.

New!!: Yi script and Alveolar consonant · See more »

Azhe language

Azhe (Chinese 阿哲 Azhe; Azhepo; autonym) is one of the Loloish languages spoken by the Yi people of China.

New!!: Yi script and Azhe language · See more »


China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

New!!: Yi script and China · See more »

Chinese characters

Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.

New!!: Yi script and Chinese characters · See more »

Chinese family of scripts

The Chinese family of scripts are writing systems descended from the Chinese Oracle Bone Script and used for a variety of languages in East Asia.

New!!: Yi script and Chinese family of scripts · See more »

International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet.

New!!: Yi script and International Phonetic Alphabet · See more »

Labial consonant

Labial consonants are consonants in which one or both lips are the active articulator.

New!!: Yi script and Labial consonant · See more »

Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture

Liangshan (Yi: ꆃꎭ Niep Sha, pronounced), officially the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, is an autonomous prefecture occupying much of the southern extremity of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China; its seat is Xichang.

New!!: Yi script and Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture · See more »


In written language, a logogram or logograph is a written character that represents a word or phrase.

New!!: Yi script and Logogram · See more »

Mantsi language

Mantsi (autonym:; also called Lolo, Flowery Lolo, or Red Lolo, is a Lolo-Burmese language spoken the Yi people of China, and the Lô Lô people of Vietnam. Mantsi has 40 initials, 27 vowels (11 monophthongs and 13 diphthongs), and 6 tones (Lama 2012).

New!!: Yi script and Mantsi language · See more »

Marc Miyake

Marc Hideo Miyake (Japanese name:; born July 28, 1971) is an American linguist, who specializes in historical linguistics, particularly the study of Old Japanese and Tangut.

New!!: Yi script and Marc Miyake · See more »


is a set of computer software and fonts for enhanced logogram word-processing.

New!!: Yi script and Mojikyo · See more »

Nasu language

Nasu (Naisu, Eastern Yi), or Nasu proper, is a Loloish language spoken by a quarter million Yi people of China.

New!!: Yi script and Nasu language · See more »

Nisoish languages

The Nisoish languages, which contains both the Northern Loloish (Northern Ngwi) and Southeastern Loloish (Southeastern Ngwi) branches, are a branch of the Loloish languages proposed by Lama (2012).

New!!: Yi script and Nisoish languages · See more »

Nisu language

Nisu (Southern Yi) is a language cluster spoken by half a million Yi people of China.

New!!: Yi script and Nisu language · See more »

Nuosu language

Nuosu or Nosu (pronunciation: Nuosuhxop), also known as Northern Yi, Liangshan Yi, and Sichuan Yi, is the prestige language of the Yi people; it has been chosen by the Chinese government as the standard Yi language (in Mandarin: Yí yǔ, 彝語/彝语) and, as such, is the only one taught in schools, both in its oral and written forms.

New!!: Yi script and Nuosu language · See more »


The palate is the roof of the mouth in humans and other mammals.

New!!: Yi script and Palate · See more »


Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

New!!: Yi script and Pinyin · See more »

Pollard script

The Pollard script, also known as Pollard Miao (Chinese: 柏格理苗文 Bó Gélǐ Miao-wen) or Miao, is an abugida loosely based on the Latin alphabet and invented by Methodist missionary Sam Pollard.

New!!: Yi script and Pollard script · See more »

Radical (Chinese characters)

A Chinese radical is a graphical component of a Chinese character under which the character is traditionally listed in a Chinese dictionary.

New!!: Yi script and Radical (Chinese characters) · See more »

Retroflex consonant

A retroflex consonant is a coronal consonant where the tongue has a flat, concave, or even curled shape, and is articulated between the alveolar ridge and the hard palate.

New!!: Yi script and Retroflex consonant · See more »

Sam Pollard

Samuel Pollard (20 April 1864 in Camelford, Cornwall – 16 September 1915 in Weining, China), known in Chinese as Bo Geli was a British Methodist missionary to China with the China Inland Mission who converted many of the A-Hmao (closely related to the Hmong) in Guizhou to Christianity, and who created a Miao script that is still in use today.

New!!: Yi script and Sam Pollard · See more »

Sani people

The Sani people (撒尼人) are a branch of the Yi people in China and speak the Sani language a dialect of the Yi language.

New!!: Yi script and Sani people · See more »


A syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent the syllables or (more frequently) moras which make up words.

New!!: Yi script and Syllabary · See more »

Tang dynasty

The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

New!!: Yi script and Tang dynasty · See more »


Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping letters (thus trans- + liter-) in predictable ways (such as α → a, д → d, χ → ch, ն → n or æ → e).

New!!: Yi script and Transliteration · See more »


Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

New!!: Yi script and Unicode · See more »

Velar consonant

Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).

New!!: Yi script and Velar consonant · See more »


A vowel is one of the two principal classes of speech sound, the other being a consonant.

New!!: Yi script and Vowel · See more »

Yi people

The Yi or Nuosuo people (historically known as Lolo) are an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

New!!: Yi script and Yi people · See more »

Yi Syllables

Yi Syllables is a Unicode block containing the characters of the Liangshan Standard Yi script for writing the Nuosu, or Yi, language.

New!!: Yi script and Yi Syllables · See more »

Redirects here:

ISO 15924:Yiii, Yi (script), Yi logograms, Yi syllabary, Yiii (script).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_script

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »