Assyrian Neo-Aramaic picker notes/help

Updated 17-Jun-2018 • tags apps, pickers, aramaic>

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Assyrian Neo-Aramaic text. Character pickers are especially useful for people who don't know a script well, as characters are displayed in ways that aid identification.

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About the chart

Includes characters in the Unicode Syriac block that are used for the Assyrian Neo-Aramaic language.

Controls above the text area

Transliterate. Converts the contents of the text area to a Latin transliteration that provides a single correspondence between each Assyrian Neo-Aramaic symbol and a Latin symbol. It doesn't lead to a good phonetic transcription, but the process is reversible (unlike most phonetic transcriptions).

Input aids

Transcript to IPA. Displays a panel of Latin characters. As you click on those characters the picker inserts an equivalent IPA sound into the text area. Note that this produces only very approximate phonological transcriptions! It's mainly meant to be a way to interpret the intended sound of the transcription characters.

Transcript to Syriac. Displays another panel of Latin characters. As you click on those characters the picker interprets them as transcription characters and inserts a corresponding syriac character into the text area. There may be occasions when you need to adjust the input, but it works pretty well most of the time.

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