The blogger Lotanna Igwe-Odunze has published a book on a new writing system for the Igbo language. Ndebe: A Modern Igbo Writing System updates ancient Igbo designs in ways that allow for contemporary use. The system took 10 years to perfect and Igwe-Odunze is presenting it as the “first truly usable, truly writeable, truly readable, and truly indigenous written form of Ìgbò.”
She made the announcement on Twitter.
I wrote a book.
Not the one everyone was expecting, but the one that mattered the most to me.
In 2009, I invented a brand new writing system for Igbo, and after working on it for over a decade, it's finally ready.
Introducing my baby: The Ndebe Scripthttps://t.co/SCIjJlGP9Q
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) July 3, 2020
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