Transition to latin script
According to the professor at the South Korean university Hanguk, the transition to the Latin script is an important step for Kazakhstan. The scientist highlights that the country needs to take into account the experience of neighboring countries. According to Kim Sang Cheol, the process will be successful because in the age of globalization, information and the Internet, the Latin alphabet is used everywhere, and this fact will certainly help the new script to be quickly applied by society.
KIM SANG CHEOL, PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF HANKUK:
- Kazakhstan is marking 25 years of independence. During this time, both culture and language has become independent. The transition to Latin means the country’s high position in the world community. Switching to the Latin alphabet doesn’t mean a change of policy. After all, if you look at the countries of the European Union, they are friends and at the same time they retain their state languages.
Turkish expert Umit Alperen remembers how Turkey transitioned to the Latin alphabet. The political scientist admits a number of shortcomings regarding the script occurred in the country. Therefore, he supports Kazakhstan’s gradual transition. The analyst says that this will allow citizens to better adapt to the new script.
UMIT ALPEREN, RESEARCHER, POLITICAL SCIENCE CENTER IN ANKARA:
Change to Latin alphabet from Arabic alphabet, there were some problem. Can we translate all of your heritage? As you know Turkish people used the Arabic alphabet a long time.