To produce a syllabic, type in the
correct final +
vowel, or if it
is one of the vowel symbols, no final is required. For example, the (m) key produces ᐢ and the
(a) key produces ᖳ. So when you type (m-a) (ᐢᖳ), the syllabic ᒉ
If you do not want final+vowel to
combine into a syllabic, you can either:
- Use the shift key with the
second keystroke, so that (k-shift_a) produces ᘁᖳ.
- Use the
grave accent key (top left of the keyboard, marked by an asterisk * on the
map above) to separate the final from the vowel, so (k-`-a) produces ᘁᖳ.
- Similarly for the
combining marks, so (t-S-a) is ᐨᓭ,
and (k-W-a) is ᘁᖷ. The (`) key can also be used between
keystrokes to prevent a syllabic from forming.
The ᐦ symbol /hk/ is typed simply as
(h-k). Any vowel typed afterwards will break up the combined final,
thus (h-k-i) gives ᑊᖽ.
Syllabics proceeded by the s-dot are
typed in the Roman Orthography order. ᒣᐧ is typed (t-s-a) (ᐨ-ᔈ-ᖳ). The diphthongs /ia/ (ya), /io/ (yo), and /oa/ (wa) are written (using the
consonant "pa") as ᑫᑉ and ᑫ. The y- and w- diacritics are written
simply by typing (p-y-a), (p-y-o), and (p-w-a) respectively. Separate keys
are also available for these combining symbols: z (ᐧ), j (ᑉ), and u ().