Documents produced by the Legislative Assembly, including Hansard, Committee transcripts, Bills and news releases are produced in English, using roman orthography, and in Inuktitut, using syllabics
On the right-hand side of the layout, the translators provide two transcriptions of the syllabics
in Roman characters: one a direct transcription from the original syllabics
, and the other transcribed into modern standard rendering of Plains Cree.
Indeed, to this reviewer (who is an expert neither in Cree syllabics
nor in Catholic liturgy), the most illuminating parts of Print Culture were its nominally peripheral components: the introductory essay by Patricia Demers and the afterword by Demers, McIlwraith, and Thunder.
James Evans--an English-born immigrant-turned-missionary--inaugurated Canadian type design by developing an indigenous syllabic
script for two closely related Algonquian languages, Ojibwa and Cree.
system, used today in the rest of Canada's Arctic, was invented later and adapted by missionaries from the Cree syllabics
Another method was to modify the output device (the screen or the printer) somehow, often by physically replacing the conventional roman characters with syllabics
. It was not until the later 1980s, with the simultaneous development of the IBM Personal Computer (PC) and the graphical user interface (the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems) that it became possible to produce a "software" solution to the problems of using syllabics
on a computer.
The first is his argument that all English meter is accentual-syllabic, and that quantitative, purely syllabic
, or purely accentual prosodies are not valid descriptions of English meter.
Could <ie> have been adopted early enough to capture a residue of the umlauted diphthongs -- and re-inforced by a need for <ie> for morphologically salient hiatus syllabics
In 1977, he completed an encyclopedia of traditional life, which he entrusted to Bernard Saladin d'Anglure; however, it was not actually published until later and then only in syllabics
. In 1979, Qumaq began to create a dictionary of Inuktitut as spoken in Nunavik, which he completed in 1981.
Grouard, who wrote the book using Cree syllabics
, had an aptitude for languages.
are easier to read and write because you do not have to go letter by letter."
"For the last 15 years or so, they (translators) have produced a translation of the Sunday readings on the three-year Sunday lectionary that we use, and produce them in syllabics
and English," he said.
Text in English and Inuktitut syllabics
. 108 p., map, b&w illus.
Classes also include instruction in Cree syllabics
, since many middle-aged native people did not learn their written language in school.
All entries in the dictionary are written in both syllabic
and Roman characters.