Re: Nuuchahnulth dictionary

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Sun May 29 2005 - 04:00:53 CDT

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    At 17:15 -0700 2005/05/28, John Hudson wrote:
    >Hans Aberg wrote:
    >>BBC has reported on a new Nuuchahnulth dictionary:
    >>Perhaps one should check if it, as script, it is covered by Unicode.
    >Nuuchahnulth is written in the Latin script, albeit with many
    >diacritics and special letters.

    Not entirely, it seems. Go to
    and pick April 21, 2005 Edition
    On page 14, there is are examples of test, including special symbols
    for glottal stop and pharyngeal. It could be that Nuuchahnulth is
    originally a mainly spoken language, where the Latin script has been
    used as an adaptation to the lack of available proper symbols.
       You can find other examples of such Westernization on top left of
    page 9, where they describe their use of an old Roman practise.

       Hans Aberg

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