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|Languages||Tamil, Prakrit, Sanskrit|
|6th century AD to 9th century AD|
|Grantha, Mon, Khmer, Kawi|
|Tamil, Vatteluttu alphabet|
Southeast Asian scripts such as Grantha, Javanese, Kawi, Baybayin, Mon, Burmese, Khmer, Lanna, Thai, Lao, Sinhalese, and the New Tai Lue alphabet are either direct or indirect derivations from the Kadamba-Pallava alphabet.
The form shown here is based on examples from the 7th century AD. Letters labeled * have uncertain sound value, as they have little occurrence in Southeast Asia.
Each consonant has an inherent /a/, which will be sounded if no vowel sign is attached. If two consonants follow one another without intervening vowel, the second consonant is made into a subscript form, and attached below the first.