Orthography is the conventional spelling system of a language. In the past, people have written Tuscarora many different ways. Our standardized modern writing system—the way you will see it written throughout the lessons on this website—was developed by linguist Blair Rudes-kęheʔ in the 1990s. Once the Tuscarora dictionary was completed in 1999, the Tuscarora School began to change the writing system to this current orthography.
Introduction to Skarù·ręʔ Orthography
This video outlines the importance of having a standardized orthography (writing system).
This video introduces the Skarù·ręʔ alphabet and the sounds these letters make. While the Skarù·ręʔ alphabet has some consonants and vowels similar to English, there are also completely different letters included in the Skarù·ręʔ alphabet.
This video will provide you with an opportunity to test your Skarù·ręʔ orthography skills. Try to sound it out loud before the audio plays.