Transition to Latin script
Transition to the Latin script opens new horizons for Kazakhstan to enter the world of modern information technologies. According to vice-president of the Kazakh-American Association, Ayauly Akylkhan, it will be easier to learn something new and in turn, the Kazakh language will be accessible which helps integrating into the world community quicker.
AYAULY AKYLKHAN, VICE PRESIDENT, KAZAKH-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION:
- Our children speak English and they study additional languages like Spanish and Chinese at schools. In order to make schoolchildren remember their homeland, we put efforts into studying the Kazakh language. With Cyrillic we have to study Russian first, and then Kazakh. This takes a lot of time and effort. It would be better if we switch to the Latin alphabet. Then learning Kazakh will be accelerated.
Many locals of the Zhambyl region think that the transition to a new alphabet will help studying the world’s cultural heritage. In addition, through the Latin alphabet learning would be a lot easier for students. The national code and traditions will not be destroyed and lost. They will acquire a different format.
PARIDA MAMEDOVA, SENIOR STAFF, DULATI TARAZ STATE UNIVERSITY:
- Even for the cultural code of Kazakh literature, the introduction of the Latin script into Kazakh writing leads to the authentic modernization and renewal of the language perception. Native speakers and citizens of other countries will perceive the language in a whole new way.
MAGOMAD TOKSABAYEV, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, VETERANS CITY ASSOCIATION:
- The transition from Cyrillic to Latin, will undoubtedly serve that the riches of the world that are not available to us due to the difference in the alphabet will be accessible. There are prerequisites for learning from hand to hand, from mouth to mouth.