Glyph of the word 'o'.


  • (let.) name of the Zhyler alphabet letter o
  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable o in the Kamakawi syllabary

A fulele ei e ueke okia Olimipiaka.
“I want to carry the Olympic torch.”

Notes: Some day. I think it’d be fun.

Today’s syllabic glyph is o. It’s one of those Kamakawi glyphs whose strokes end in a point as opposed to a thinner line. Ideally, I should have been consistent here (with everything ending in either a point or a line), but, well… It is what it is.

Here’s a picture of me saying the vowel o:

Me saying ohhh.

Now here’s that same picture with an overlay of the iku for the syllable o (drawn freehand so you can see where it came from):

Me saying ohhh with the iku for 'o' drawn over it.

This one might also have been an “X” shape with a horizontal line through it—and maybe a vertical one, too—but that’d be too busy. (As it is, though, both those shapes just described serve as iku for other words. Eventually they’ll be up here, I imagine…)

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