Notes by Autumn Light

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I don’t know Kazakh, but I do know that the proliferation of letters with apostrophes in the new proposed alphabet is a mistake.

We faced a similar issue in the development of SimHebrew™ (a simulation of the Hebrew alphabet in Roman characters): certain Hebrew characters, such ḥet, tet, ayin and samekh don’t have direct equivalents in the Roman alphabet (they were dropped from the lineup when the ancient Greeks adopted the Canaanite alphabet nearly three thousand years ago, for being surplus to requirements), so the question was how to represent them in English characters (i.e. Roman characters without diacritics), now that we want to do the same thing in reverse.

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