|The Brahmic script and its descendants|
Lao script or Akson Lao (
The Lao alphabet was adapted from the
Lao is written from left to right. Vowels can be written above, below, in front of, or behind consonants, with some vowel combinations written before, over and after. Spaces for separating words and punctuation were traditionally not used, but a space is used and functions in place of a comma or period. The letters have no majuscule or minuscule (upper- and lowercase) differentiation.
The Lao script derived locally from the
In its earlier form, Lao would be considered an