CODA*: Conventional Orthography for Dialectal Arabic
 كودا: كتابة واحدة للدارجة
CODA* Mission
  • Dialectal Arabic (DA) refers to the day-to-day vernaculars spoken in the Arab world. DA lives side-by-side with the official language, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). DA differs from MSA on all levels of linguistic representation, from phonology and morphology to lexicon and syntax. Unlike MSA, DA has no standard orthography since there are no Arabic dialect academies, nor is there a large edited body of dialectal literature that follows the same spelling standard.
  • CODA* (pronounced CODA Star, as in, for any dialect) is a conventional orthography for dialectal Arabic. It is designed primarily for the purpose of developing computational models of Arabic dialects.