From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 19:57:38 EST
On 02/01/2004 15:22, John Hudson wrote:
> At 12:19 PM 1/2/2004, D. Starner wrote:
>> Can I assume that both the Pan-Turkic
>> Latin orthography and the Pan-Nigerian alphabet postdate that?
> The Pan-Turkic Latin orthography developed out of the modern Turkish
> orthography and Latin alphabets in use in the Soviet Turkic republics
> in the 1920s. ...
Vice versa for Turkish, surely? Turkey didn't adopt the Latin alphabet,
at least formally, until 1928.
> ... Most of the latter alphabets were formalised after 1923, but some
> languages were already using Latin alongside Arabic earlier than that.
> For example, the Azeri communist newspaper _Yeni Yol_ used Latin
> exclusively from 1920.
OK. They weren't pan-Turkic until later, though. And I wasn't aware of
Latin script publications as early as 1920, although a Latin, or mixed
Latin-Cyrillic, alphabet was proposed in Azerbaijan as early as 1878.
Latin was a second official script in Azerbaijan from 20th October 1923,
and this early script seems to have included the following non-Latin-1
characters (plus capital equivalents):
?? dotless i with a hook to the right (possibly U+0269 ɩ, but it
actually looks more like a small caps L with a descender at the right
A glyph variant of U+014B ŋ
A more useful reference than the one I gave before is
the headings of the first table have examples of the odd i with a hook,
but sadly illegible (I can see them in the printed version of this
magazine which I have), but there is one shown in the pictured alphabet
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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