Aymara

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Aymara, Aymara
Aymar aru
Speakers ~ 2,230,000
Countries Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina countries listed by Aymara population.
Status official
Unicode ???
Direction lrtb
Alphabet Latin
ISO 639-1: ay
ISO 639-2: aym
ISO/FDIS 639-3: aym
project to translate Sugar to Aymará

proyecto de traducir Sugar al aymará

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Aymara is an Amerind language with about 2.2 million speakers in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Chile, particular around Lake Titicaca on the high plateaus of the Andes.

Under the influence of the Spanish, the Latin alphabet was adopted to write Aymara. Many different spelling systems have been proposed over the years. In May 9th 1984 and November 18th 1985, the Bolivian and Peruvian goverments respectively introduced a new spelling system known as the Aymara Official Alphabet or Unified Alphabet.

Contents

l10n

Character sets 
Script layout 
is left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Fully supported by Pango the layout engine chosen.
Fonts 
Keyboard 
Considerations should be taken regarding countries where more than one language is used. Example:
Guarani 
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, & Paraguay
Mapudungun 
Argentina & Chile
Quechua 
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Perú.
Input methods 
except for 'standard' keyboard and touchpad would suffice for general use, although special considerations would be needed for physical dissabilities.
Speech synthesis 
Music and sound samples 
Dictionaries, Spelling Checkers, Thesaurus 
Character recognition 

Alphabet

p ph p' t th t' k kh k' q qh q' ch chh ch' j x ll l ñ n r w y

Special characters

Accented characters 
Punctuation 

Formats

Date 
Numbers 
Number of plurals (needed for Pootle) 
1
Plural equation (needed for Pootle) 
(0)

References

  • Aymara language family (Ethnologue)

http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90758

  • Aymara language (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aymara_language

  • Aymara language organization

http://aymara.org/

  • Aymara alphabet

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/aymara.htm

  • Quechuan and Aymaran spelling

http://www.quechua.org.uk/Eng/Sounds/Home/HomeSpelling.htm

  • Quechuan and Aymaran spelling shift

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quechuan_and_Aymaran_spelling_shift

Spoken

  • IPA symbols for Quechua and Aymara

http://www.quechua.org.uk/Eng/Sounds/Spelling/Symbols.htm

  • The Sounds of the Andean Languages

http://www.quechua.org.uk/Eng/Sounds/Home/HomeWelcome.htm

Dictionaries

  • Diccionario Aymara-Castellano (Aymara-Spanish dictionary)

http://www.lenguandina.org/

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