Transition to the Latin script expands cooperation with Central Asian countries
Kazakhstan is actively discussing the transition to the Latin script. Kazakhstan citizens are supporting this initiative, and Kazakh scientists are continuing to work on the final version of the new alphabet. According to experts, the transition to the Latin script will not only make the Kazakh language recognizable in the world, but will also give an additional impetus to deepening cooperation with Central Asian countries.
KULYAYSHA AKTAYEVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF FIRST PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- We are receiving an opportunity to literally speak one language and read the works of great authors of antiquity and the Middle Ages, we are receiving the opportunity to form unified systems and principles of modern information communications, those horizons that open up to the Central Asian community and Kazakhstan as the leader of this region; of course, they are a deserved result of our work during the independence years.
ANDRAS BARANI, HUNGARIAN AMBASSADOR TO KAZAKHSTAN:
- Taking into account the historical past of using the Arabic alphabet, then the Latin alphabet, then the Cyrillic alphabet, the transition to the Latin script is historically absolutely rational, considering that most Turkic speaking countries are using the Latin script.
According to experts, it will not be difficult to adapt to changes. Moreover, the Kazakh alphabet based on the Latin script was already used in the 1930s - 1940s. According to experts, Kazakhstan will certainly benefit from the transition to a new alphabet because most of the world population is using the Latin alphabet, and 70% of all information is formed based on the Latin script.