Hočąk Syllabary Hočąk Syllabary

The Hočąk Syllabary used to be used write Ho-Chunk, a Siouan language spoken in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa in the USA. It was adapted from the Fox syllabary, which was invented in the 1870s and is based on the Latin alphabet.

Notable Features

The Hočąk Syllabary

Hočąk Syllabary

Ho-Chunk is now written with the Latin alphabet.

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Sample text in the Hočąk Syllabary

Sample text in the Hočąk Syllabary

Transliteration

Tejąwįǧega

Éja činąkižą nąkše. Hųgᵋra hija nąkše. Hižą́ hįnį́k hiže. Hagiją hot’ųpnąkše. Hįkagá howarajanįže. Čągéja rekjega šana hihinąpanąga žegų hoikewes’aže. Égi hųgᵋra wes’aže, "Hįnį́k háxjį e činąkokanągᵋwira ne hišininą. Wąkšigᵋnạgᵋre ne wišurukąnąną. Jagúra hižą́ hišegiži, hoirekjanaheną," ánąkšaną, hįges’aže. Égi žee hagoreižą, hųgᵋra hinįgᵋra wageže, "Hįnį́k háxjį hočįčįwira gisgexjįra hąpga horajanagają, hįkagá šge horarajanį; hagoreižą, horajeje pįranigáją," higéže. Wąkšik wašinira wawokarakišgą pįranigáją," éže. Žésganųnįgé hįkagá horajanįs’aže. Žigígų higéže. Horajá šiže. Jagú anihega, žesge žigigeže,

Translation

Ocean Duck

There a village was. The chief was there and he had a son. He kept him in a partition and he never went around. Only, when he would do one of nature's duties would he go out and he would return right away. The chief would say, my son, this village is yours. The people are under your charge. Whatever you say, they will do it, he would say to him. Then one day the chief said to his son, my son, all young men of your size are going about but you never go around. Some times it would be good to go about, he said to him. You ought to associate with your people he told him, but still he would never visit around, again he said it to him.

Source: https://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.HTS.OceanDuck.html

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Links

Information about the Hočąk Syllabary
https://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.Pronunciation.html

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Hočąk, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, New Tai Lue, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

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