Writing of the Anii language – Volume 1

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Writing of the Anii language
Volume 1
Description of the writing of the Anii language
from its beginnings up to the arrival of SIL

This document is in French and in Anii.

The Anii-team of SIL has been invited by the Anii people in Benin and in Togo to support them in the development of their language and in literacy.

At our arrival, we already found a rich history of development of the Anii language. So, the first steps in our research were to study and understand what had been done before.

This document is Volume 1 in a series about the writing of the Anii-language.

It presents our observations about the writing of the Anii language from its beginnings in 1972 up to our arrival. It is the first volume in a series about the writing of the Anii language. The observations in this document served as our foundation for the systematic analysis of the language in order to be able to propose a standardised orthography.

  • This Volume 1 documents the writing of the Anii languagefrom its beginnings up to the arrival of SIL
  • Volume 2 explores the options for the Anii orthographyin the light of the results of a thorough linguistic analysis.
  • Volume 3 proposes a preliminary orthography for the Anii language.
  • Volume 4 is the Orthography Handbook for the Anii language.

Volume 2 and Volume 3 document our linguistic research which concerns the Anii orthography. This research is not a goal in itself, but it will serve as an important help for literacy for the Anii people.

May the Anii language move ahead! Atɩgɩkrǝ ! Gɩ cê ŋyɩɩ !

 The Anii-Team of SIL in Bassila

Author: Zaske Stefanie

Illustrations on the title page: © 1999 “Corel Corporation and its licencors; all rights reserved”

Publisher: SIL, Bassila, B.P. 50, Benin

Pages: 28

Price: 1500 F CFA

Copyright: 2014, SIL, Bassila – see details in the document

The title page may neither be copied nor changed.

Licence: Creative Commons Lizenzvertrag

This work – except for the title page – is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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