Baybayin is a Pre Spanish Filipino Script.
Here are names that starts with the letter A written in the Modern baybayin.
What makes it a modern baybayin.
Modern baybayin uses the vowel cancellation mark to take out the vowel.
Each character inherently comes with the vowel "A" other than the vowel themselves.
Here are the 17 characters written in the western alphabet.
A, BA, KA, DA/RA, E/I, GA, HA, LA, MA, NA NGA, O/U, PA, SA TA, WA, YA
Baybayin is syllabic so the characters represents a syllable.
It is written as its pronounced.
The SHA is written as SI YA
Broken down to the syllables
The Au sounds is A W hence A W RO RA
If you noticed, there's a kudlit at the bottom of the SA character, That kudlit makes the sound O/U hence the SU in A SU RA
There's no X in the Tagalog/Filipino Alphabet
So it can be written as what character sounds the closest.
The combination of the K and the S will work
A K (adding a vowel cancellation on the K) followed by the SE then L (also with the vowel cancellation mark.)
A K SE L
The character DA/RA is the same, so usually baybayin practitioners add the slash on the character to make it RA to distinguish the two character.
Alot of tagalog / Filipino word have the DA/RA inrterchangeable.
Padaan - Paraan means the same.
Would be written the same way.
Written the same way since its sounds the same.
Depends on how it sounds, This one has the TWA hence Antuwanet
Notice the written name Anastasia but its written in baybayin as Anasteysiya
In English the "A" sometimes sounds or pronounced as EY an in baybayin it is written as how it sounds, hence the "Tey"
All written as one since it sounds the same.
Common mistakes with writing baybayin is people write each character as how words are spelled. Again, written as how it sounds,
Tagalog/Filipino alphabet dont have the "V" character so its replaced with "B"
Tagalog/Filipino alphabet dont have the "Z" so it replaced with "S"
Tagalog/Filipino dont have the "X" so its replaced with the combination of K & S character
Tagalog/Filipino dont have the "J" so its replaced with the "ha" character
Feel free to comment, I know I missed a lot of names that starts with an "A"
This took me a whole day to put together.
Hope yall liked it and learned something new.
Hit me up if theres something I missed.