a, à, ã, aa, b, bb, c, cc, d, dd, e, ee, é, ée, ë, ëe, f, g, gg, i, ii, j, jj, k, kk, l, ll, m, mm, mb, mp, n, nn, nc, nd, ng, nj, nk, nq, nt, ñ, ññ, ŋ, ŋŋ, o, oo, ó, óo, p, pp, q, r, rr, s, t, tt, u, uu, w, ww, x, y, yy
Version used in Dictionnaire wolof-français by Arame Fal et al.
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Wolofal was the first script for writing the Wolof language. Although the Latin alphabet is the official script of the language in today’s Senegal, Wolofal is still used by many people as a symbol of Islamic Wolof culture.
|Wolofal letters||Variants||Latin letters||Pronunciation|
The Garay alphabet was designed in 1961, as a transcription system “[marrying] African sociolinguistic characteristics” according to its inventor, Assane Faye. This alphabet has 25 consonants and 14 vowels. It is used in particular for the writing of the Wolof language, spoken mostly in Senegal, although it’s more often written in the Latin alphabet. It is written from right to left, and distinguishes letter case.
A proposal to encode Garay in Unicode was submitted in 2012.
For more on the Wolof alphabet click here.
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