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The Vietnamese Braille Code Grade 1

 

The Vietnamese Braille Code Grade 1

 

The Alphabet letters, the tone marks, and the most common symbols are listed in table format.

The numbers are in text lines.

THE ALPHABET (33 letters in two tables)

Column 1, called N.,  is the sequential number of the letter, assigned by us to make reference to a letter.

Column 2, called Braille Code,  is the Vietnamese Braille dot combination for that letter.

Column 3, called Vietnamese print and sound, contains  the print representation of the letter (or its description if the letter is peculiar to the Vietnamese language),  with a link to the sound as learned at school.

Please read the tables row by row.

N. Braille Code Vietnamese print and sound
1 1 a
2 3,4,5 a with inverted circumflex
3 1,6 a with circumflex
4 1,2 b
5 1,4 c
6 1,3,5,6 d
7 1,4,5 d with horizontal sign on the bar
8 1,5 e
9 1,2,6 e with circumflex
10 1,2,4,5 g
11 1,2,5 h
12 2,4 i
13 1,3 k
14 1,2,3 l
15 1,3,4 m
16 1,3,4,5 n
17 1,3,5 o
18 1,4,5,6 o with circumflex
19 2,4,6 o with accent on top right
20 1,2,3,4 p
21 1,2,3,4,5 q
22 1,2,3,5 r
23 2,3,4 s
24 2,3,4,5 t
25 1,3,6 u
26 1,2,5,6 u with accent on top right
27 1,2,3,6 v
28 1,3,4,6 x
29 1,3,4,5,6 y

The following letters are used to write foreign words:

30 1,2,4 f
31 2,4,5 j
32 2,4,5,6 w
33 1,3,5,6 z

Braille dots 4 and 6 are used to indicate a capital letter.

Tone marks, symbols and numbers don't have links to sounds.

The 5 Tone marks (they are written before the vowel dots):

34 3,5 /  high rising
35 5,6 \  falling
36 2,6 ?  rising
37 3,6 ~ broken rising
38 6 .  low constricted

Common symbols:

39 2

,

40 2,5

:

41 2,3

;

42 2,5,6

.

43 2,3,5

!

44 1,2,6

(

45 3,4,5

)

46 2,6

?

47 3,6

-

48 2,3,5

+

49 2,3,5,6

=

50 2,4,6

<

51 1,3,5

>

52 3,4,6

\

53

2,3,6

open quotes

54

3,5,6

close quotes

55 1,2,3,5,6

[

56 2,3,4,5,6

]

57 1,2,3,4,6

{

58 1,3,4,5,6

}

NUMBERS

1= 3,4,5,6  1

2= 3,4,5,6  1,2

3= 3,4,5,6  1,4

4= 3,4,5,6  1,4,5

5= 3,4,5,6  1,5

6= 3,4,5,6  1,2,4

7= 3,4,5,6  1,2,4,5

8= 3,4,5,6  1,2,5

9= 3,4,5,6  2,4

0= 3,4,5,6  2,4,5

 

Page created by Amedeo Pignatelli, Dang Hoai Phuc, and Ms Phan Thuy Phuong.

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