Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:51 - Updated Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:50
Angola reviews Orthographic Agreement membership
Luanda - Angola's ratification of the Orthographic Agreement depends on the adequacy of the specificity of the languages of each country, especially the spelling, the State Secretary for Culture, Aguinaldo Cristóvão, has said.
Send by email
To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send
To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send
State Secretary for Culture, Aguinaldo Cristóvão
Photo: Rosário dos Santos
Aguinaldo Cristóvão said that the country has been working on drafting of national orthographic vocabulary and public administration terminology for ratification of the 1990 Orthographic Agreement, as well as the creation of dictionaries and grammars.
He mentioned Portugal, Brazil, Cabo Verde and Sao Tome and Principe, as the only countries that ratified the agreement, in force since 1990.
The official noted that Angola did not ratify the agreement due to the existence of some aspects the country need to address.
Aguinaldo Cristóvão, who was speaking to Angop on ratification process of the spelling agreement, said that the countries like Angola have specific needs in terms of both phonetic and spelling protection.
He also referred to the factor spelling, with some of them derived from national languages, in addition to other technical aspects, as one of Angola's demands.
He added that the country is working with experts on how to fit Angola's specific needs with respect to specific expressions of African countries, such as letters that are part of the spelling of national languages.
Discussion are in progress with various sectors of the society, in view of the changing feature of the language and its relationship to social and cultural dynamics, he stressed.
- 12/08/2019 17:16:18
Malanje - At least 200, of the 1,000 teacher vacancies available for this year's public education tender in Malanje will be for special education teachers, given the shortage of specialists in the field.
- 06/08/2019 16:12:45
Luanda - The United Kingdom embassy to Angola announced last Monday (05), in Luanda, the opening of applications for Masters scholarships, as part of the Chevening program which aims to boost students with leadership potential.
- 24/07/2019 10:18:28
Saurimo - Applications for external scholarships for masters and doctoral degrees in the areas of computer engineering, construction, mine, metallurgy and electromechanics were opened today, Tuesday, in Saurimo (Lunda Sul).