Northern Sami Braille

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Northern Sami Braille
Type
alphabet
LanguagesNorthern Sami
Parent systems
Print basis
Northern Sami alphabet

Northern Sami Braille is the braille alphabet of the Northern Sami language.[1] It was developed in the 1980s based on the Scandinavian Braille alphabet but with the addition of seven new letters (á, č, đ, ŋ, š, ŧ, ž) required for writing in Northern Sámi.[2]

Chart[edit]

Northern Sami Braille uses (French à) for á, dot 6 is added to c and d for č and đ, while the other accented letters are the mirror-images in braille of the base form in print.

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
a
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)
á
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
b
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)
c
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)
č
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
d
⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456)
đ
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
e
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)
f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
g
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
i
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
k
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
l
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
n
⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246)
ŋ
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
s
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)
š
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
t
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)
ŧ
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
u
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
v
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)
z
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)
ž
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
 

Punctuation is the same as in Norwegian Braille.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition. (thanks, VanIsaac)
  2. ^ Derksen, Anna (September 2019). "Disabled Sámi in Norway. A double minority between special education and indigenous rights". Rethinking Disability. Retrieved 16 July 2020.