Tom Scott Looks at The Strange-Looking Language of Inuktitut


ᑖᒻ ᔅᑳᑦ and ᖃᓂᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑦ—Those weird symbols may look like some kind of alien hieroglyphics but they are in fact a language here on earth. They are Inuktitut a language spoken in the Northern Canadian province of Nunavut. Here they have three official languages, english, french, and the language of the Inuits.

It’s based on a writing system that isn’t an alphabet, instead it’s uses a unique syllabic system, called the Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics.

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