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Three Sinhala (Hodiyas) without the Vowel Expansion

The image to the right shows how the Sinhala character "ka" gets expanded into 41 different sound values and different shapes.

The joint characters of "ka" & combinations of "Repaya' is not shown here. These will be shown on a later update. As I am still in the process of collecting all individual characters. If you do have or know of any old Sinhala or Tamil characters please send me a jpg image with details.

Comments & Corrections welcome: semage at

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