Experts’ comment on President’s exclusive interview
The Kazakh President has concluded the transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin one. This is how experts commented Nursultan Nazarbayev’s exclusive interview to Khabar Agency. In the experts’ opinion, the head of state suggested domestic scientists to work on the creation of a new alphabet and to find out desirable directions for the transition.
ADIL AKHMETOV, DOCTOR OF PHILOLOGY:
- I support the Latin alphabet which is already functioning. People text each other in the Latin alphabet. The Latin alphabet is a basis of international laws, aviation, politics and tourism. The Latin alphabet is used everywhere: in science, in biotechnology and nanotechnology.
BOLATBEK ABDRASYLOV, CHAIRMAN, SCIENCE COMMITTEE, KAZAKH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION:
- The head of state diplomatically suggested to everyone how this issue will be solved. Only Kazakh language will switch to the Latin script and the Russian alphabet will remain in Cyrillic. The head of state emphasized that the Latin script of the Kazakh language should be based on a computer keyboard, which means no additional signs.
The transition of Kazakh into Latin alphabet is an important stage in further development of Kazakhstan. The head of the Egemen Kazakhstan republican publication believes that the theses announced by the President in an interview to Khabar Agency is significant.
DARKHAN KYDYRALI, CHAIRMAN, EGEMEN KAZAKHSTAN NEWSPAPER:
- In an interview, the Head of State spoke about his article "The Course towards the Future: Modernization of Public Consciousness". I was very interested in listening to Nursultan Nazarbayev’s opinion about the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin alphabet. It is important to understand that the future depends on this decision. This doesn’t mean that the Cyrillic alphabet will be out of circulation. Along with the Latin alphabet, Cyrillic script can also be used in the transitional period. All of this is our wealth.