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ERIC Number: ED080012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 12
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Chamorro Orthography: A Final Report on the Decisions of the Marianas Orthography Committee.
Topping, Donald M.
This paper presents a summary of the decisions made by the members of the Marianas Orthography Committee and contains recommendations and general rules for official and formal adoption into the writing system of the Chamorro language throughout the Mariana Islands. The committee presents the general rules with the hope that they will be followed by all persons who are involved in writing official papers of any kind in the Chamorro language; such as school texts, legal documents, newspaper publications, and biblical texts. The rules concern capitalization; choice of alphabetic symbols; diphthongs, consonants and vowels in various environments and circumstances; spelling of borrowed words; free words; affixes; clitics; and reduplication and infixes. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Pacific and Asian Linguistics Inst.