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ERIC Number: ED342265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 18
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A Transitional Orthography for Northern Canadian Native Languages.
Proulx, Paul
A phonemic orthography poses serious problems for students from oral cultures, in part due to the very structure of such orthographies and in part due to negative transference from English spelling habits. A syllabic orthography minimizes the structural problems at the level of decoding, but is an obstacle to morpheme recognition and grammatical analysis. Early exposure to syllabics, followed by a gradual shift to a phonemic Roman alphabet, may be the most advantageous approach to Canadian Native literacy where grammatical analysis is one of its aims. Appended are instructions on articulatory phonetics and phonemics for Algonquin and a sample of Western Ojibwa. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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