Michael Everson wrote:
> I don't see how. It isn't difficult to learn the Cyrillic alphabet, and it
> isn't difficult to learn the Latin alphabet. Look at Greece: everybody
> knows both the Greek and Latin alphabets. It's on all the street signs.
Quite right. They are all just local variants of a single archetype,
along with Coptic. Armenian and Georgian, though....
> though that doesn't mean that Latin isn't better suited to Turkic
> languages than Cyrillic is.
Why so? Neither one has enough vowel letters however you look at it
(unless you use the Cyrillic vowels in very un-Cyrillic ways).
And Cyrillic is good at shibilants, which Latin is not.
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