Carrier Syllabics

A renowned missionary of the area was Father A.G. Morice who was the only missionary to speak Carrier. Within months he created a writing system for Carriers, the Carrier syllabics which was a radical adaptation of the Cree syllabics. Between 1891 – 1894 he published a bimonthly newspaper called the Dustl’us Nawhulnuk.

In the 1960s, the Carrier Linguistic Society in Fort St James developed an alternative writing system based on the Latin alphabet. This system is now the most popular writing system for Dakelh.

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