Conversion of Kazakh alphabet to Roman alphabet discussed

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14:53 15.07.2004
text: "Kazakhstan Today"
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The participants of a seminar dedicated to "Actual problems of Kazakh terminology" discussed today the perspectives of conversion of the Kazakh alphabet to the Roman alphabet, KZ-today informs.

Bekbolat Tleukhan, vice minister of Culture noted "the Kazakh alphabet consists of 41 letters and some of them contrary to the nature of Kazakh language". He emphasized, "in relation with that there are the problems and some of the words are in conflict with the phonetical rules".

B. Tleukhan assumed that in case of transferring of the Kazakh alphabet to the Roman alphabet "some of the letters and sounds will be excluded" and "a lot of problems will be automatically settled".

Translated by Nataliya Shirinskikh