policy wrt politics (was RE: be-tarask language subtag registration form)

Yury Tarasievich yury.tarasievich at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 14:15:00 CEST 2007

Yes, the default for "be" is Standard Cyrillic.

And no, there really wasn't any practice of writing in Latin
officially, be it pre-1933 or not. It was suggested in 1923-1926, but
to no outcome.

So, sort of three varieties.

In-depth analysis of what was derived from what would be too off-topic
here. In a nutshell, Polish/Polonised authors wrote down Belarusian
text/words by the means of the Polish orthography, and later, some of
these conventions made way back into the restaurated Cyrillic.

(For refs, see, e.g., works of Bulyka or materials of Belarusian
Academic Conference 1926).


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