Nuučaan̓uɫ capitalization


Nuučaan̓uɫ capitalization

Charles Simard, Wed, 2018-12-12 13:15
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I am editor at Talonbooks, Vancouver, working with my colleagues on a play containing phrases and words, sometimes complete sentences, in the Nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-nulth) language. There seems to be varying use in contemporary corpora and online/print publications concerning the capitalization of the language: should word be capitalized as in English (capitalized proper names and first words of sentences) or left all lower case, as in Coast Salish languages or Cree? Use by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council does not provide clear guidance. I would appreciate any help on the matter. Thank you. Charles Simard Vancouver

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Chuck Fennig, Thu, 2018-12-13 15:10

Dear Dr. Simard,

Thank you for contributing your feedback on Nuu-chah-nulth [nuk] in Canada.

Ethnologue does not have any information regarding capitalization rules for this language. Perhaps someone who is following this language will be knowledgeable on this topic.


Charles Fennig
Managing Editor, Ethnologue