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ERIC Number: ED171148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 11
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A Practical Orthography for Kuuk Thaayorre. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol. l, No. 2.
Hall, Allen
A practical orthography is presented for Kuuk Thaayorre, which is spoken by over 300 Aborigines in Australia. The phonemes in Thaayorre and the way they are symbolized in normal writing practice are presented. Frequent occurrence of six conventional digraphs for some Thaayorre consonants has given rise to complementary orthography as an initial teaching alphabet in the elementary primer. Stress is not symbolized; it is deducible from the contest by certain rules regarding suffixation, compounds, and fused phrases. In the appendices, orthographic comparison with English is presented for the following cases: (1) no difference in sound or symbol; (2) same symbol with different sound; (3) entirely new symbol in English; (4) comparison of punctuation; (5) comparison of vowel blends, glides, and diphthongs; (6) word families; (7) consonant clusters; (8) sounds occurring in different places; (9) interference between the two languages; (10) syllable patterns different in English; (11) stress patterns vary; and (12) vernacular sound transferred to English. A phoneme chart is also appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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