Manipuri (Meetei Mayek) writing system

Lisham Tomba Singh Lisham Tomba Singh
2013 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
This paper makes an attempt to describe the spelling of the Manipuri (Meetei mayek). The present writing system is not a standardized spelling one due to lack of scientific study of this language. Even though Manipuri spelling corresponds with its pronunciation it has a problem to face the spelling of loanwords which do not find in indigenous Manipuri words. In Manipuri writing system thirty five letters are used. Among them, twenty seven letters (alphabet) are known as Ipi Mayek and the
more » ... ng eight letters are lonsum mayeks (unreleased letter). In Manipuri writing, lonsum mayek (unreleased letter) represents as unreleased sound at the end of a word or morpheme. If the letter that has no its lonsum mayek is found at the end of a word or morpheme, Ipi mayek is used for it. There is a new finding in spelling in loanwords which do not find in indigenous writing system. I.
doi:10.9790/0837-0957782 fatcat:uzbpiggf3bedzlpia4thtkzs4q