The spelling system of the Arrernte language

This web page for the Central Land Council discusses the issues of the spelling system chosen to represent the Arrernte language. Among the issues discussed are
• why not the the English spelling system
• why not a phonetic system
• the system of sounds used in Arrernte
• why different Aboriginal languages use different spelling systems
• can the current system be improved

It illustrates the issues by comparing them with the spelling systems of English and other languages.

Kelvin Nicolle, ling566

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