- For o-finals: ᒄ ᒽ etc., type the a-final key + grave (top left of
keyboard). Thus, the keystrokes for ᒽ are: (m-`). ᒄ has also been
mapped the (q) key.
- The combined characters ᔌ, ᔍ, ᔎ, ᔏ are produced by typing a
sequence such as: (s-p-w-a) for ᔌ, (s-t-w-a) for ᔍ, etc. ᔋ can be
typed individually with the (z) key.
- When an /h/ sound comes before a k-series syllabic, the /h/ is
written with the middle dot 'ᐧ'. So /hki/ is ᑶ , and /hkwa/ is ᐧᒂ.
- Naskapi does not write long vowels. Notice that there are two ways
of writing the vowels ᐃ and ᐅ (with 'e' or 'i', and 'o' or 'u').
- There are special glyphs for consonant+/w/+/a/: such as /cwa/ ᒠ,
and /nwa/ ᓏ. These are typed (c-w-a) and (n-w-a). The colon diacritic
can be typed with the (;) key.
- Some writers use a half space between preverbs and verb-stems.
This half space can be typed by holding down the Shift key, and
hitting the space bar.
- Please see the
Naskapi Dictionary site for Bill Jancewicz's keyboard. It is
essentially the same, but there are a few differences.
In the previous notes, the hyphen is used to separate keystrokes. So
(k-a) is "k" followed by "a", not "k", "-", "a".