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OdaySomali, August 27, 2012 in
I've just tested my theory and I have concluded that the latin alphabet much better suites the Sooomaali language. There are certain noises that (I think) you can't present using the arabic alphabet like
oo (goorma) unless you slightly change the pronounciation and property of the word = جوْرْمَآ
ii (iigu yeedhi)
Here is my pathetic attempt at an example text:
Walaaleyaal waxa aan idin leeyahay waa inaynu ka fikernaa sidii aynu dadkeena u barilahayn sidii ay wax u qori lahaayeen.
وَلَلَيَآل وَحَ آنْ إدِنْ لييَهَيْ وَآ إِنينُ كَ فِكيرنَا سِدِيْ اَيْنُو دَادّْكَينَ ءُ بَارِ لَاهَيْنْ سِدِيْ اَيْ وَحْ ءُ قرلَهَاين.وُ قرلَهَاين.ي
I agree with DoctorKenney. I don't see the use of the Arabic script as a threat, but more as an asset. Clearly the Osmanya and Kaddare script haven't benefitted us.
The difference between those that know the Latin script versus Arabic today in Somalia is huge.
In the past for centuries the Arabic script was used by those who were literate in Somalia. If we want a fast and smooth recurrence of literacy, using the Arabic script would be a great start. (That's the discussion)
Also remember that Somalia is forging better ties with Arab nations. For instance, Bibliotheca Alexandria has sent (or is sending) 50.000 Arabic books to Somalia.
No we're not Arabs, but Somalia is both an African and Arab nation. It has been since it entered the Arab League.
I do think kids (and adults) do need to learn how the Latin script works though. English might become an important unofficial 3rd language. Even at vacancies at the Somalia government they ask for people to be able to speak English, but speaking Arabic is optional.
Ma shaa Allah OdaySomali & Marksman do ya'll have a linguistics backgrounds cause that's some next level stuff. May Allah increase your knowledge!
Saff, if you equate literacy with progress then your premise is
that Somalis are uncivilised and backward due to their low literacy rate and that lack of being civilised or cultured is rooted in this arab religion centered viewpoint.
Literacy = Intelligence?
If the qualitify of life is measured by your indexes and your likes then we are definitely uncivilised people.
Let us be honest here with ourselves.
Oday, your new theory is silly.
Af Somali is a spoken language and not a written language.
Arabic is on its own a spoken and a written language.
Somalis were not in need of their spoken word being tranliterated into latin. It was a case of modernizing and "civlizing"
Somalis that was led by Siyad.
see how difficult that's.....its a nitemare.
Arabic is always beautiful when written in classic but it's surely a nitemare to study *too much decoration*
Mr mucaarad, i don't get you what exactly do suggest then ??
i wouldn't like somali script to be written in arabic it seems ******, the speaking and writing doesn't fit together it's good this way it's like it or not!
That's the opposite of what I said actually, but you don't read.
Saff and others,
What would be the possible objective of measuring the literacy rate?
What qualities does a "literate"
society possess versus like an "illiterate" society?
By the way, if I call someone like Saff, an illiterate Ph.D candidate? What am I really saying about her?
P.S. Am not trying to insult Saff.
stop this riddles and be more substantive with you answers. how is she illiterate if she is a phd candidate ??
I think that you may have misunderstood what I was saying.
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