Another Switch from Cyrillic to Latin Alphabet

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Another Switch from Cyrillic to Latin Alphabet

Post by henryk » 30 Sep 2022 21:02 ... %99-report
Kyrgyzstan to adopt Latin alphabet, in blow to ‘Russian order’: report
Polish Radio 29.09.2022 21:35
Text below only on the alphabet change.
Kyrgyzstan’s top linguistic official has said his country will switch to the Latin alphabet from the Russian-based Cyrillic system, news outlets have reported. Prof. Kanibek Osmonaliev made the announcement during the Turkic World Common Alphabet Workshop in Bursa, Turkey earlier this week, Poland’s website reported on Thursday. The event brought together scholars and academics from Turkic countries, according to

Osmonaliev, who heads the Linguistic Commission of Kyrgyzstan, told the gathering that his country would follow in the footsteps of Kazakhstan, which is set to switch to the Latin script in 2025, according to the website. “We will switch after Kazakhstan,” the official said, as quoted by "This is our turn. This event is the first step in this direction." ... 97/photo/2
New Zakakh Latin Alphabet.png
New Zakakh Latin Alphabet.png
This shows the history of changing to Latin from other alphabets.
The Latin alphabet spread, along with the Latin language, from the Italian Peninsula to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea with the expansion of the Roman Empire. The eastern half of the Empire, including Greece, Anatolia, the Levant, and Egypt, continued to use Greek as a lingua franca, but Latin was widely spoken in the western half, and as the western Romance languages evolved out of Latin, they continued to use and adapt the Latin alphabet.

With the spread of Western Christianity during the Middle Ages, the script was gradually adopted by the peoples of northern Europe who spoke Celtic languages (displacing the Ogham alphabet) or Germanic languages (displacing earlier Runic alphabets), Baltic languages, as well as by the speakers of several Uralic languages, most notably Hungarian, Finnish and Estonian. The Latin alphabet came into use for writing the West Slavic languages and several South Slavic languages, as the people who spoke them adopted Roman Catholicism.

Later, it was adopted by non-Catholic countries. Romanian, most of whose speakers are Orthodox, was the first major language to switch from Cyrillic to Latin script, doing so in the 19th century, although Moldova only did so after the Soviet collapse.

It has also been increasingly adopted by Turkic-speaking countries, beginning with Turkey in the 1920s. After the Soviet collapse, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan all switched from Cyrillic to Latin. The government of Kazakhstan announced in 2015 that the Latin alphabet would replace Cyrillic as the writing system for the Kazakh language by 2025.[5]

The spread of the Latin alphabet among previously illiterate peoples has inspired the creation of new writing systems, such as the Avoiuli alphabet in Vanuatu, which replaces the letters of the Latin alphabet with alternative symbols.
This is my short list of other major international disruptions:
1. Change from Julian to Gregorian Calender
2. Adoption of Metric System
3. Switch from Left lane to Right Lane Driving
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Re: Another Switch from Cyrillic to Latin Alphabet

Post by Nemmexe » 24 Oct 2022 07:38


Kinda "emotional damage" for that guy in Billioners Country!

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