Each link below will take
you to a page containing an image file of a baybayin document that also contains
a transcription in our modern alphabet. Most of the pages also contain a separate
text version and a
larger image file of the baybayin document which are better for printing.
- A fragment of the "Hail Mary", 1620.
Alticulos ti Pammati - Two pages:
The Commandments & Articles of Faith, 1620.
- Introduction & Lord's Prayer from the Ilokano "Dotrina Cristiana"
- The documents written using
the original baybayin method (that is, without the + shaped kudlít),
are transcribed with the missing letters (syllable final consonants) shown
in blue type.
- Character sequences where I have not been able to identify the words or
where the meaning is uncertain, are shown in red
type. Please feel free to share your ideas on these sequences. E-mail
me at the link below.
- There is an inexpensive
reprint of the entire Tagalog Doctrina available to the public. It rather
spoiled my fun because it, like the Rosetta Stone, gives three versions of
its content: Spanish, Tagalog alphabet and Tagalog baybayin. Nevertheless,
it is a fascinating thing to read and you won't believe the low price. You can order it from Reflections
of Asia in the U.S.A.
- Although most of the
documents here are of a religious nature, my interest is purely academic.
Created by Paul Morrow
Latest update: 5 January, 2017