Sipingmato

Sipingmato

Sipingmato was invented by Lesley Kibat as an alternative way to write Kadazandusun (either Central Dusun or Coastal Kadazan). The name Sipingmato comes from a short version of “Sampaping do Pimato” (Alphabet’s sides). This script is adapted from the Hebrew and Arabic scripts. The Sipingmato letters are similar to Hebrew letters, but some are flipped horizontally.

This script has potential, as many do, but there is an issue with presentation. I’m also not sure that it would function well as a handwritten script. There also seems to be some terminology mistakes on the page, but that very well may be because the author is Malaysian. I would be interested to see a handwritten/calligraphic version of this script.

This script gets a 2×3 for aesthetics and functionality.

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