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Polish language would look better written in Cyrillic Script?


Polonius3 988 | 11,702    
23 Feb 2016  #91

Ukrainian

I disagree. Urkainian would look better written in the Latin alphabet as that would push it away from Cyrillic Russian. The Czech letters ,
could replace the ч, ш and ж respectively, the Polish could serve as the Ukrainian hard L and palatalisaiton could be indicated with a Polish-style acute accent (, , , ) or an apostrophe (c', n', s', z').


Wadzim    
9 Nov 2016  #92

А Б Ц Ћ Д Е Є Ф Г Х І Ј К Љ Л М Н Њ О П Р С Щ Т У В И З Ж Жь

Cz = Ч
Rz = Ж
Sz = Ш
Wulkan - | 2,972    
9 Nov 2016  #93

Polish language would look better written in Cyrillic Script?

It would look like Russian, definitely not better.
nothanks - | 688    
16 Apr 2017  #94

Kazakhstan spells out plans for alphabet swap
President Nazarbayev has laid out a timeline to switch the country's writing system over from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet. The change should be fully effective by 2025

m.dw.com/en/kazakhstan-spells-out-plans-for-alphabet-swap/a-38407769
Polonius3 988 | 11,702    
16 Apr 2017  #95

Rz = Ж

Wrong! = Ж. In modern Polish and rz are pronounced indentically but previously they were not. You could hear the r and it sounded roughly like r, as in today's Czech .
delphiandomine 57 | 15,125    
16 Apr 2017  #96

Urkainian would look better written in the Latin alphabet as that would push it away from Cyrillic Russian.

Hard to say Polly, because щ is much more efficient than shch, What you say about using more diacritical marks is also messier than the current Cyrillic.

Having said that, it wouldn't hurt them to move to a Serbian-style solution where both are in common use.
Polonius3 988 | 11,702    
17 Apr 2017  #97

it wouldn't hurt them

It would hurt 99% of all ethnic Poles. What you're urging is the same as saying Poland should adopt a two-headed white eagle. Cyrillic, sickle & hammer, red star,Eastern Orthodox faith go beyond what they are in essence because of a strognly negative cultural and polticial connotation. Poles were subjected to 170 years of the Muscovite yoke, to russification and sovietisation, Russian Poland was called Vistula Land, Poles were sent to Siberia, Catholicism was persecuted... Need anyone say more?!
delphiandomine 57 | 15,125    
17 Apr 2017  #98

It would hurt 99% of all ethnic Poles.

In Ukraine? Most of them aren't using Polish in daily life anyway. Have you ever been? The Roman Catholic churches there in areas where there are a Polish minority tend to use both Polish and Ukrainian during services.

As for Poland, Cyrillic does fit Polish quite well, but a spelling reform in Polish would sort out the problems in Latin anyway. I know the historical reasons behind many 'odd' spellings, but it's really time to reform it.
Polonius3 988 | 11,702    
18 Apr 2017  #99

time to reform

As a native speaker of Anglo-jabber, you should be hte last person advocating a spelling reform of someforeign tongue, in particular a roughly phonetic language like Polish. English is one big phonetic monstrosity as everyone knows. Just a small side point.Have you ever wondered why Anglo-American typewriters lacked the basic French accents used in so many English terms and phrases. Instead we type cafe as if it rhymes with safe, facade as if it's fakade, also coup d'etat, deja vu, vis-a-vis and many,many more. Instead the British typewriters were a fraction-lover's extravaganza with separate keys for 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/3, 3/8 and 5/8, when any fraction could be made using the slash (/), eg 3/67, 9/10. etc.

The bottom line is. leave Polish alone and start in on the many Anglo-oddities which could be mroe rationally spelt ruff, tuff, throo, nite, definishun, etc. Also the Christian name Sebashchun (Krishchun name Sebashchun). But to get rid of those insightly diagraphs why not borrow the super-efficient Cyrillic щ and spell it Sebaщun. (Kriщun name Sebaщun)!



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