Transition to the Latin alphabet an opportunity for technological integration
Transition to the Latin alphabet is not only a requirement of the time, but also an opportunity for technological integration. According to PhD candidate of philology from Kokshetau Nurtas Akhat, 4 billion people on the planet which equals to 80 % of the world's population, use the Latin script. Many understand that language is a national code. The Latin script can convey phonetic features and preserve sounds of specific letters.
NURTAS AKHAT, PHD CANDIDATE OF PHILOLOGY:
- Mukhtar Auezov began to write his famous work "The Path of Abai" in the Arabic script, continued in the Latin script and finished the book in Cyrillic. He didn’t find it difficult. Phonologists say that Latin alphabet is easy to learn. This is true. If we want to integrate into the digital information space which is important to our future generations, then society should understand the necessity to switch to the Latin script.
According to Aigul Seilkhan, a teacher at the Orleu regional institute for professional development, 70% of countries use Latin script in education. This means that the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin script will improve standards of education. This step will promote introduction of modern technologies and simplify the use of the Kazakh language on the Internet. Moreover, the new script will help to study Kazakh at a fast-paced manner and expand the language use.
AIGUL SEILKHAN, TEACHER, ORLEU REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
- I’m sure that the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin script will help enrich our literature and culture in general. This corresponds to the new Modernization of Public Consciousness program. Many works between 1929 and 1940 were published in the Latin script. Now we can retrieve these lost literary works.