Saurahstra is a minority Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Southern part of India, mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Ancestors of the modern Saurashtra speaking people, are believed to have migrated from Saurashtra region of the Gujarat and settled over in Tamil Nadu and the surrounding areas.
Saurashtra for most of the part had been an oral language lacking any script of its own, around the 17th - 18th century some attempted to write it in Telugu script. Around 19th Century a script was invented. Lots of books were printed in this script, but it never really picked up. Attempted were made to revitalize the script in later half of the 19th Century, ignoring most of the complex conjunct characters. But still, the script is mostly unknown even to the native Saurashtrans.
Features of Saurashtra Script
Saurashtra Sign Haaru
Saurashtra has letters for additional aspirated sounds - lha, rha, nha & mha. This additional aspiration is indicated by placing a sign called "haaru" next to the Consonants la, ra, na & ma to produce a digraph.
Haddu Yakara is a special conjunct sign to denote the geminated /y/ sound . It is a remnant of the old script, being a double conjunct conjunct of /y/. It is placed before the consonant.
Saurashtra syllable /vyya/