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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 'Phags-pa script,<ref>'Phags-pa script: ꡏꡡꡃ ꡣꡡꡙ ꡐꡜꡞ mongxol tshi, "Mongolian script"; Mongolian: дөрвөлжин үсэг{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} dörvöljin üseg, "square script"; Tibetan: ཧོར་ཡིག་གསར་པ་Wylie: hor yig gsar ba "new Mongolian script"; {{#invoke:Zh|Zh}} "new Mongolian script" (Yuan dynasty usage) or traditional Chinese: 八思巴文{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; ; pinyin: bāsībā wén "Phags-pa writing" (modern usage)</ref> (Mongolian: дөрвөлжин үсэг{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} "Square script") is an alphabet designed by the Tibetan monk and State Preceptor (later Imperial Preceptor) Drogön Chögyal Phagpa for Kublai Khan, the founder of the Yuan dynasty, as a unified script for the written languages within the Yuan. The actual use of this script was limited to about a hundred years during the Mongol Yuan dynasty, and it fell out of use with the advent of the Ming dynasty. The documentation of its use provides clues about the changes in the varieties of Chinese, the Tibetic languages, Mongolian and other neighboring languages during the Yuan era.


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