LINGUIST List 4.187

Mon 15 Mar 1993

FYI: Pan-Turkic Alphabet adopted

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  1. John E. Koontz X5180, sci.lang #17190 - Pan-Turkic alphabet resolution

Message 1: sci.lang #17190 - Pan-Turkic alphabet resolution

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 93 11:02:45 MSsci.lang #17190 - Pan-Turkic alphabet resolution
From: John E. Koontz X5180 <>
Subject: sci.lang #17190 - Pan-Turkic alphabet resolution

This may be of interest to LINGUISTs:

In article <>, (David E. Crawford) writes:
|> From today's RFE-RL daily report:
|> ITAR-TASS, quoting the Anatolian News Agency, reported on 11 March
|> that participants in a conference on Turkic orthography had agreed
|> on the adoption of a common alphabet by Turkey, Azerbaijan,
|> Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
|> Representatives of all these countries had taken part in the
|> conference in Ankara, organized by Turkey's Foreign Ministry and
|> the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Development. In a
|> declaration at the end of the gathering, participants announced
|> that they had decided on a 34-letter alphabet. (Turkey's present
|> Latin-based script has 29 letters.) Azerbaijan introduced the use
|> of Latin script in 1992. The other Turkic countries have been
|> discussing such a step. The conference's decision must be
|> confirmed by the heads of the Turkic states. Bess Brown, RFE/RL,
|> Inc.
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