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Convert between Plains Cree SRO and syllabics

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Plains Cree Orthography

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Convert between nêhiyawêwin/ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Plains Cree Y-dialect) Standard Roman Orthography (SRO) and Canadian Aboriginal syllabics!


pip install crk_orthography


As a Python module

Convert SRO to syllabics:

>>> from crk_orthography import sro2syllabics
>>> sro2syllabics('nêhiyawêwin')
>>> sro2syllabics('write nêhiyawêwin')
'write ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ'

Convert syllabics to SRO:

>>> from crk_orthography import syllabics2sro
>>> syllabics2sro('ᐊᒋᒧᓯᐢ')
>>> syllabics2sro(' → ᒪᐢᑫᑯᓯᕽ  ᑎᕒᐁᕀᓬ ')
' → maskêkosihk  tireyl '

On the command line

Once installed as a Python module, you can invoke its command line mode by writing python3 -m crk_orthography. When invoked this way, it converts each line of input from SRO to syllabics.

$ echo "minôs" | python3 -m crk_orthography

See also

nêhiyawêwin syllabics


Copyright (C) 2018 Eddie Antonio Santos

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