Desarrollo de alfabetos y ortografía /Alphabets, Normalization/Standardization
Date & Time
Friday, November 10, 2023, 4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

Dilemmas: To represent or not to represent tones in the Chatino languages

In recent years, more Chatino speakers have shown interest in writing their language. The main challenge is how to represent the tones, especially in the Eastern Chatino variety of San Juan Quiahije, which has 12 contrastive tones. In this presentation, I will discuss some proposals for representing the tones in a more pedagogical way to expedite the reading and writing process for Chatino speakers.