Dubious spelling

The words listed below should be transliterated as follows, according to the TraCES decisions:

  • አእላፍ፡ | ʾaʾlāf (not ʾaʾǝlāf)

  • አዕይንት፡ | ʾaʿyǝnt (not ʾaʿǝyyǝnt)

  • እግዚአብሔር፡ | ʾƎgziʾabǝḥer (not ʾƎgziʾabḥer)

  • አምኃ፡ | ʾammǝḫā (not ʾamḫā)

  • እሙንቱ፡ | ʾǝmuntu (not ʾǝmuntu)

  • እንድርያስ፡ | ʾƎndrǝyās (three consonants are accepted since the first and the last are sonorant, not ʾƎndǝryās)

  • በእንተ፡ | baʾǝnta (not ba-ʾǝnta)

  • ባሕቱ፡ | bāḥǝttu (not bāḥtu)

  • ግዕዝ፡ | gǝʿz (not gǝʿǝz) [but this needs further discussion]

  • ላዕለ፡ | lāʿla (not lāʿǝla)

  • ካዕበ፡ | kāʿǝba (not kāʿba)

  • ምዕራፍ፡ | mǝʿrāf (not mǝʿǝrāf)

  • መልእክት፡ | malʾǝkt (not malǝʿǝkt)

  • ጳጳስ፡ | ṗāṗās (not ṗāṗṗās)

  • ርእስ፡ | rǝʾs (not rǝʾǝs)

  • ርእየ፡ | rǝʾya (not rǝʾǝya)

  • ሰማዕታት፡ | samāʿtāt (not samāʿǝtāt)

  • ትእዛዝ፡ | tǝʾǝzāz (not tǝʾzāz)

  • ተአምር፡ | taʾammǝr (not taʾamǝr, taʾāmmǝr, or taʾāmǝr)

  • ያዕቆብ፡ | Yāʿqob (not Yāʿǝqob)

For other cases which raise questions, please do not hesitate to open individual issues and please remember to document any decisions taken to such dubious spellings here.

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Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-30: first version of guidelines from Wiki