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Baoule (language)[edit | edit source]

The Baoulé[1] language is an African language from the Akan or Central Tano family. It is the language of the Baoulés' people. It is mainly spoken in Côte d'Ivoire in the center of the country in Bouaké, Yamoussoukro, Dimbokro, Béoumi, Sakassou, Daoukro, Bouaflé, Kouassi Kouassikro, Bodokro, Bocanda, Ouelle, M'bahiakro, Toumodi, Tiébissou and in Didiévi.
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Écriture[edit | edit source]

The baoule is written with the Latin alphabet, and some additional letters according to the rules of the Practical spelling of ivorian languages written by the ivorian Applied Linguistics Institute in 1979. Some other spelling conventions was in use before and are still in use.

The ILA Alphabet[edit | edit source]

The ILA Alphabet (1979)
a b c d e ɛ f g gb i j k kp l m n ny o ɔ p r s t u v w y z
Nasalized vowels
an ɛn in ɔn un
First names and days in Baoule
French days English days Baoule days Male first names Female first names
lundi monday kisie Kuasi (Kouassi) Akisi (Akissi)
mardi tuesday jɔlɛ Kuajo (Kouadio) Ajua (Adjoua)
mercredi wernesday mlan Kɔnnan (Konan) Amlan (Amlan)
jeudi thursday we Kuaku (Kouakou) Au (Ahou)
vendredi friday ya Yao (Yao ou Ya) Aya (Aya)
samedi saturday fue Kofi (Koffi) Afue (Affoué)
dimanche sunday mɔnnɛn Kuain ou Kuamin (Kouamé) Amuɛn (Amoin ou Amou)

Translation strategy[edit | edit source]

We see that several approaches had been adopted till today for the Baoule language writing. But the most recent scriptures use the French alphabet which use signed vowels to manage nasalized vowels, instead of the Latin alphabet. Indeed:

  • The vowels of the Baoule language are similar to those of the French ones[2]
  • The mobile applications in 2018 use this strategy[3][4][5]
  • The recent translation of the New Testament adopts this strategy[6]
  • The current generation seems to be more familiar with this method.

So, in order to propose a Wiki translation in a scripture that suits to its users, we are tempt to adopt the same strategy that despite all keeps the soul of the Baoule language. For example, what scripture would you prefer:

  • Baloué anien ô ti sran blé anien koun mô ô fi akan ô ni tano anien mu bé awlobo ...
  • Bawle aniɛn ɔ ti sran ble aniɛn kun mɔ ɔ fi akan ɔ ni tano aniɛn mu be awlobo...

Important ideas of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights[7][edit | edit source]

The UDHR may be broken into 30 parts or articles. Each article says one idea about human rights. Most people think these are the most important ideas:

  • All people are born free and equal, because they have reason and conscience. (Art. 1)
  • Everyone has a right to life, liberty, and security of their person. (Art. 3)
  • Everyone should be protected from any kind of discrimination. (Art. 7)
  • Everyone has a right to have a nationality and change one's nationality. (Art. 15)
  • Everyone has a right to an education. (Art. 26)
  • Everyone has a right to get a job. (Art. 23)
  • Everyone has a right to vote and take part in the government of one's own country. (Art. 21)
  • Everyone has a right to take part in cultural life—to choose a way of life. (Art. 27)
  • No person may be tortured, or treated in a cruel or unkind way. (Art. 5)
  • Everyone has the right to seek and gain asylum from persecution. (Art. 14)
  • Everyone has a right to have ideas or opinions, to decide what is right and what is wrong, and to choose a religion. (Art. 18)
  • Everyone has a right to speak or write freely and right to join a peaceful group to express one's opinion. (Art. 20)
  • Everyone has a right to security if suffering unemployment, disease, disability, old age or loss of a partner. (Art. 22 & 25)
  • Everyone has duties to the community where one's personality can be developed freely. (Art. 29)
  • No one can abuse the rights to destroy the freedom or rights in this Declaration. (Art. 30)

Notes et références[edit | edit source]

  1. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baoul%C3%A9_(langue)
  2. An Introduction to Spoken Baoule. Preliminary Text, RICHARD R. DAY and ALBERT B. SARAKA, 1968, Page 8
  3. https://apkpure.com/le-baoul%C3%A9/com.MaLang.LeBaoule
  4. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=akoua.dicolang&hl=en_US
  5. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nkorosolocorp.apprendrelebaoule&hl=en
  6. https://my.bible.com/fr/bible/1643/MAT.1.nbs?parallel=104
  7. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Declaration_of_Human_Rights