Simple Explanation on How to Write Baybayin (Alibata

)
Baybayin has 17 basic characters with 3 vowels and 14 consonants.
Vowels:

a
A

E
E/I

U
O/U

Consonants:

b
BA

k
KA

d
DA/RA

g
GA

h
HA

l
LA

m
MA

n
NA

N
NGA

p
PA

s
SA

t
TA

w
WA

y
YA

Example:

Masaya

 
m

m
Ma

s
Sa

y
Ya

a
A

s
Sa

a
A

y
Ya

a
A

Ma

To turn the letter “A” next to the consonants into “I/E”, you place a kudlit on top of the character.

bi
BE/ BI

ki
KE/ KI

di
DE/DI RE/RI

gi
GE/ GI

hi
HE/ HI

li
LE/ LI

mi
ME/ MI

ni
NE/ NI

Ni
NGE/ NGI

pi
PE/ PI

si
SE/ SI

ti
TE/ TI

wi
WE/ WI

yi
YE/ YI

Example:

Bili

 
B
Ba

bi
BE/LI

li
LE/LI

I
E/I

L
La

I
E/I

To turn the letter “A” in the consonant into “O/U”, you place a kudlit under the character.

bo
BO/ BU

ko
KO/ KU

do
DO/DU RO/RU

go
GO/ GU

ho
HO/ HU

lo
LO/ LU

mo
MO/ MU

no
NO/ NU

No
NGO/ NGU

po
PO/ PU

so
SO/ SU

to
TO/ TU

wo
WO/ WU

yo
YO/YU

Example:

Buko

 
b
Ba

Bu
Bo/Bu

ko
Ko/Ku

U
O/U

K
Ka

O
O/U

To cancel out the vowel next to the consonant, you place a cross kudlit under the character.

B=
B

K=
K

d=
D/R

G=
G

H=
H

L=
L

M=
M

n=
N

N=
NG

P=
P

S=
S

T=
T

W=
W

Y=
Y

Example:

Naks

 

n
Na

K=
K

S=
S

n
Na

a
A

k
Ka

s
Sa

More Example:

Balisong

 

B
Ba

li
Le/Li

So
So/Su

N=
Ng

b
Ba

a
A

l I
La E/I

S
Sa

O
O/U

N
Nga

Tsinelas

 

T=
T

Si
Se/Si

ne
Ne/Ni

l
La

S=
S

t s I n E l a s
Ta Sa E/I Na E/I La A Sa

Mindanao

 

mi Me/Mi m I

n= N n

d Da/Ra d a A

n Na n Na a A

O O/U O O/U

Ma E/I Na Da/Ra

~By now, you probably get it. If you don’t, just read over it again. It’s pretty simple. To turn it to “E/I”, just put kudlit on top, then to turn it to “O/U”, just put kudlit under. To cancel out the vowel, just place a cross kudlit at the bottom. Piece of cake!
If it’s still too confusing, just look at the examples, its okay to cheat 

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