ᑖᒻ ᔅᑳᑦ and ᖃᓂᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑦ

Inuktitut syllabics are brilliant. A writing system that’s not an alphabet, but something really clever: an abugida, one designed from scratch for a language very unlike anything European. [Pull down the description!]

Context and history:
Aboriginal syllabic scripts

I’m here because of Chris Hadfield’s Generator Arctic – go check out everyone else who was on the trip, and have a look at tickets for their show at Massey Hall, Toronto, on November 12th! http://generatorevent.com

Thanks to Kataisee Attagutsiak (ᑲᑕᐃᓯ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᓯᐊᖅ) for proofreading this script! She helped put Inuktitut into Unicode, so she’s something of a language hero.

The fellow travellers at the end are Norm and Joey from Tested, who’ll put together videos from inside the ship! http://www.youtube.com/user/testedcom

Also on the voyage:

Ben Brown – https://www.youtube.com/user/benbrown100 – who’s been putting out daily vlogs of his experiences!

TimToTheWild, who’s putting together beautiful footage: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimtotheWild

Elmo Keep is writing about the people we met:

PLUS: These folks took incredible photos:
Vivienne Gucwa: https://www.instagram.com/travelinglens/
Paul Colangelo: https://www.instagram.com/paulcolangelo/
Simone Bramante: https://www.instagram.com/brahmino/

AND: writing an album on board, singer-songwriter Danny Michel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dannymichel

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