ERIC Number: ED395466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing the Cyrillic System for Siberian Yupik.
Jacobson, Steven A.
This guide is designed for St. Lawrence Islanders (Alaska) wishing to learn the Cyrillic system for writing the Yupik language as used in the Soviet Union. It presumes knowledge of the St. Lawrence Island writing system, and can be used independently or with the help of an instructor. The guide comprises 10 lessons, each of which contains writing and transcription exercises. Lesson topics are: a first group of Cyrillic letters, vowel length, a second group of letters, the apostrophe and "hook," the hard sign, representing special phonemes in the Cyrillic system, Russian words in Yupik and English words in Yupik, and a reading exercise. An answer key is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cyrillic Alphabet, English, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Linguistic Borrowing, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Russian, Spelling, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Transcription; USSR