Northern Sami Braille
Script type
alphabet
Print basis
Northern Sami alphabet
LanguagesNorthern Sami
Related scripts
Parent systems

Northern Sami Braille is the braille alphabet of the Northern Sami language.[1] It was developed in the 1980s based on the Scandinavian Braille alphabet but with the addition of seven new letters (á, č, đ, ŋ, š, ŧ, ž) required for writing in Northern Sámi.[2]

Chart

Northern Sami Braille uses (French à) for á, dot 6 is added to c and d for č and đ, while the other accented letters are the mirror-images in braille of the base form in print.

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)

a
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)

á
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)

b
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)

c
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)

č
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)

d
⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456)

đ
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)

e
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)

f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)

g
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)

h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)

i
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)

j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)

k
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)

l
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)

m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)

n
⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246)

ŋ
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)

o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)

p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)

r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)

s
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)

š
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)

t
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)

ŧ
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)

u
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)

v
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)

z
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)

ž
⠀ (braille pattern blank)

 

Punctuation is the same as in Norwegian Braille.

References

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.
  2. ^ Derksen, Anna (September 2019). "Disabled Sámi in Norway. A double minority between special education and indigenous rights". Rethinking Disability. Retrieved 16 July 2020.