I'd first start with throwing out foreign Russian sounds, like Ф. There's no freaking F(Ф) in Kazakh language. Why do we need a letter for something we don't have?! If we first clened up the alphabet of rubbish, and ONLY THEN moved to Latin - it would have been nice. Simple and stupid transition to Latin with all those foreign sounds doesn't make any sense to me.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
WHy do Kazakhs need so many letters in alphabet?
Kazakh alphabet has a ridiculous number of letters in it, something like 42 or so. I don't even know how many exactly. Why so many? Someone simply added all Russian letters, then threw in our own ones and voila! A truckload of letters!
Posted by Argyn at 10:51 PM