Borama alphabet

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Borama
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A qasida in the Borama script.
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Languages Somali language

The Borama alphabet (Borama: 𐒄𐒋𐒦𐒩𐒗𐒓) is a writing script for the Somali language. It was devised around 1933 by Sheikh Abdurahman Sheikh Nuur of the Gadabuursi clan.[1]

History[edit]

Though not as widely known as Osmanya, the other major orthography for transcribing Somali, Borama has produced a notable body of literature mainly consisting of qasidas.[2]

A quite accurate phonetic writing system,[1] the Borama script was principally used by Nuur and his circle of associates in his native city of Borama.[1][3]

This script is also generally known as the Gadabuursi script.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David D. Laitin (1 May 1977). Politics, Language, and Thought: The Somali Experience. University of Chicago Press. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-0-226-46791-7. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ I.M. Lewis (1958), The Gadabuursi Somali Script, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 21, pp. 134–156.
  3. ^ a b Somali alphabets, pronunciation and language

References[edit]

  • I.M. Lewis (1958), The Gadabuursi Somali Script, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 21, pp. 134–156.
  • David D. Laitin, Politics, language, and thought: the Somali experience, (University of Chicago Press: 1977)

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