Carrier – Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics transliteration system

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Carrier virtual keyboard

The Carrier virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.

Language overview

(Southern) Carrier (Dakelh, transliterated as ᑕᗸᒡ in syllabics) is an Athabaskan language of the Dené-Yeniseian family spoken by the Dakelh people in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, and counting about one thousand speakers.

Transliteration system: Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics

The Carrier syllabics, or Déné syllabics, is a derivative of the Cree Syllabics. It has been designed and introduced in 1885 by Father Adrien-Gabriel Morice, at the Stuart’s Lake mission at Fort Saint James. This writing system is known in Carrier as dulkw’ahke, or “toad feet”.

Specific rule

  • As the Carrier Syllabics system does not present any distinction between lower and upper case, the first letter of the first word of each sentence is artificially rendered as a capital letter when transliterated in Latin alphabet.

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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Cherokee, Chuvash, Erzya, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.