From: Andrew C. West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 07:41:13 EDT
On Tuesday, April 27, 2004 9:25 PM Peter Constable wrote:
>How relevant is Romanian in Cyrillic script at this point? For instance,
>what's the likelihood that someone might want to put Romanian-Cyrillic
>content on the web? Already being done? A reasonable possibility?
I don't know much about Romanian, so I may have got hold of completely the wrong
end of the stick, but I was always under the impression that Romanian was
written in the Cyrillic script prior to the mid 19th-century (which always seems
to be given as the reason why the Romance affiliation of the language was not
recognised until comparatively late).
For example, at http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/profiles/profr01.htm :
Romanian is written in a Roman alphabet that was instituted in 1859. Prior to
that it was written in a Cyrillic alphabet introduced into Romanian via Old
Church Slavic, the language for religious texts. The Roman alphabet now used in
Romanian employs diacritics over certain vowels. In addition, a cedilla is used
under the letters s and t to represent [sh] and [ts], respectively. Cyrillic
continues to be used for Moldavian, which is treated as a separate language
largely for political reasons.
If this is true, I imagine that there would be a high probability of someone
wanting to create Cyrillic Romanian web content.
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