Reshat Sabiq's requests for two Tatar orthographic variants

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Wed Mar 21 15:40:04 CET 2007

Hi, Reshat, all,
I'll go for baku192, if that is what you want, but first, before I do,
what does bir mean (is the abbreviation from your language only? common to 
the whole group since it mainly involves consonants?  or is it from 

3. bir1926	("bir" being an abbreviation like "uni")

it does seem the first conference was in 1926; see:

(Lancaster University
Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language
Centre for Language in Social Life
Working Papers Series

"In 1926 the First Turcological Congress was held in Baku (Azerbaijan). 
During eight days of debate,
the merits of retaining the Arabic script were compared with the benefits 
and costs of converting to
the Latin alphabet. The Latinists won the day, and the Latinisation of all 
the Turkic languages of the
U.S.S.R. was proclaimed official policy (Henze 1977:376).

"1.4 The New Turkic Alphabet

"One outcome of the First Turcological Congress was a blueprint for a 
unified alphabet for all the
Turkic languages. The New Turkic Alphabet (known as the Yanalif from the 
words for ‘new’ and
‘alphabet’) was eventually agreed by the All-Union Central Committee on the 
New Turkic
Alphabet which met in 1927 – 28."

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at

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>CE Whitehead yazmýþ:
> > Hi, Reshat, all:
> >
> > Either nta1926
> > or baku1926 is fine with me.
> >
> > I think people want your decision on this Reshat!
> >
>At this time, I tend to lean to the following order of possible variant
>1. baku1926
>2. nta1926
>3. bir1926	("bir" being an abbreviation like "uni")
>4. uni1926
>If you think it's appropriate, we could vote on a list of choices, and
>see which choice gets more votes...
>P.S. I'll try to read a bit more about whether it's 1926 or 1927,
>because there were several conferences/plena, but as of now it appears
>1926 is correct.
>Thanks all,
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