Here are the stacking rules: of the members of the same group except the last,
  1. two first scripts are stackable: က္က ၊ စ္စ ၊ တ္တ၊ ပ္ပ
  2. the first and the second script are stackable: က္ခ ၊ စ္ဆ ၊ တ္တ ၊ ပ္ဖ
  3. two third scripts are stackable: ဂ္ဂ ၊ ဇ္ဇ ၊ ဒ္ဒ ၊ ဗ္ဗ
  4. the third and the fourth script are stackable: ဂ္ဃ ၊ ဇ္ဈ ၊ ဒ္ဓ ၊ ဗ္ဘ
  5. the athaq on top of the preceeding consonant is always lost when two consonant scripts are stacked except in the case of 'nga thaq' င် which remain the same although the size becomes smaller, e.g., တက်က becomes တက္က .
  6. the   င်္ called kin zi "the ridder on the forehead" can be stacked with each of the preceeding consonant scripts: င်္က ၊ င်္ခ ၊ င်္ဂ ၊ င်္ဃ
  7. the ဉ် "nya-l`e thaq" can be stacked with both and consonant scripts: ဉ္စ ဉ္ဇ
  8. the nathaq န် can be stacked with each of the preceeding consonant scripts and itself as in သိ န္နီ: န္တ ၊ န္ထ ၊ န္ဒ ၊ န္ဓ ၊ န္န
  9. the mathaq မ် can be stacked with each of the preceeding consonant scripts and itself as in ကမ္မ: မ္ပ မ္ဖ မ္ဗ မ္ဘ မ္မ
  10. the vowel script for the next character will remain the same before, above or after the stacking, e.g., ဘန်တေ becomes ဘန္တေ with thewe t'`o before the subscript      ္တ , and ကမ်ဘာ becomes ကမ္ဘာ with y`e c'a attached to the upper script but after the subscript     ္ဘ .
  11. she' ga' pauq the high tone mark : after the vowel symbol is always dropped when the vowel script is stacked to the next script. e.g., မန်းတလေး loses its she' ga' pauq of မန်း when it is stacked မန္တလေး .