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Convert between Plains Cree SRO and syllabics

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Plains Cree Orthography

NAME CHANGED: cree-sro-syllabics.

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Python 3 library to convert between Western Cree standard Roman Orthography (SRO) to syllabics and back again!

Can be used for:

  • nêhiyawêwin/ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ/Cree Y-dialect
  • nīhithawīwin/ᓃᐦᐃᖬᐑᐏᐣ/Cree Th-dialect
  • nēhinawēwin/ᓀᐦᐃᓇᐍᐏᐣ/Cree N-dialect


Using pip:

pip install crk-orthography

Or, you can copy-paste or download into your own Python 3 project!


Visit the full documentation here! Wondering about words like "syllabics", "transliterator", or "orthography"? Visit the glossary!

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 '

See also

nêhiyawêwin syllabics


Copyright (C) 2018 Eddie Antonio Santos

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