Reshat Sabiq's requests for two Tatar orthographic variants

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Jan 10 17:29:31 CET 2007

Michael Everson scripsit:

> Is Jangalif the same as "New Turkic Alphabet"?

Essentially.  The term "Jangalif" is specific to Tatar (it's short for
Janga Tatar \Aelifbas\i), and it predates the extension to other Turkic
languages by about two years, 1927-1929.

IMHO, a subtag based on "New Turkic Alphabet" should be registered,
usable for any of the Soviet Turkic orthographies of the 1930s.

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