November is officially Native American Heritage Month - so I'll be including a few postings throughout the month to honor this.
website and gallery for more). Above, descriptions of the boats in the Inuit language (which uses a syllabary) and the Hawaiian language (which uses Roman letters). [Click the image to see a larger version.]
Note the use of the backwards apostrophe [ʻ] in the word Hawaiʻi. This punctuation mark, called the ʻokina, represents the glottal stop, a sound that does not exist in English.
Aymara, an indigenous (and co-official) language of Bolivia and Peru.
The English translations of these texts are written on the reverse of these signs - sorry I didn't include them here!