BISHKEK. The Kyrgyz Government introduced a new orthographic rule for the Kyrgyz language from today. According to the members of the National Committee For Development of the State (Kyrgyz) Language under the President, writer Kazat Akmatov and academician Bubuina Oruzbaeva, the rule mirrors the important developments occurred in the society and its language since 1950s, when the last official rule was adopted. According to the new rule, words adopted from foreign languages, will be written as spoken. The previous Soviet rule forced the Kyrgyz speakers to use the adopted words according to the Russian grammar rules. Another aspect of the rule is about the geographic names. For instance, the toponym of Jalal-Abad will be written as a single term (Jalalabad).
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Bruce Pannier in Prague