Talk:Africa Alphabet

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Name of the alphabet[edit]

Is it called the Africa alphabet or the African alphabet? --LMS

The source I'm giving calls it 'Africa alphabet'. I don't know yet if it has been called 'African alphabet' as well. Hannes Hirzel

There really is an institution called International Africa Institute

see http://www.aim25.ac.uk/search/thesaurus/corps/list8.htm

User:Hirzel

A chapter by Sow & Abdulaziz in a larger work (referenced in the article) uses 2 other names which I have added to the intro para: International African Alphabet and IAI alphabet. The chapter has a short discussion on IAI. --A12n 22:56, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Uppercase forms in original Africa Alphabet[edit]

Are all the uppercase forms given in the article actually what were proposed in 1928/30? Based on examples of usage in the 1930 IIALC publication, there is a question of usage for the upper case of ɓ. --A12n 18:44, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

The form of the upper case ɓ in the Africa Alphabet is indeed Б and not the current form, Ɓ. I will insert that in the table with an asterisk.--A12n 14:38, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

IPA connection[edit]

Should mention that it's more or less a subset of the IPA, with uppercase forms provided, and the substitutions "y" = IPA [j] and "j" = IPA [dʒ] or similar... AnonMoos (talk) 14:25, 22 November 2010 (UTC)