Somalia should adopt a mixture of Osmanya and Kaddare as an official script

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  1. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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    A mixture of the two will sort out many of the issues that both individually have. Many of Osmanya letters come from Latin whereas many of Kaddare are difficult and time-consuming to write.


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    As for why a new script should be adopted, well why not?

    It will allow us to preserve our history and heritage while also not adding that much extra cost. Japan employs 3 different writing systems so two is not an unrealistic prospect.
     
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  2. land owner

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    We should get rid of most of these loan words while we’re at it
     
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  3. riyaale

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    Great idea but, without Action nothing Happens.
     
  4. Tukraq

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    our script now is good enough
     
  5. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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    There are actually a lot of problems with our current script.

    The lack of standardization, lack of marking for tones, long words etc.

    I'm not advocating for the removal of Somalia's current Latin based on rather an adoption of an indigenous script used side by side.

    The current Latin script is in need of reform though.
     
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  6. Farhiya 687

    Farhiya 687

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    Interesting. Have we all had the language structure we have now? Or what it more oral history. Lol I forgot might just research that.
     
  7. Waaqo of Punt

    Waaqo of Punt

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    Some of those characters look like the Ethiopian Ge'ez alphabet.
    :hmm:
     
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  8. sincity

    sincity Vintagesomalia

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    The 2 scripts look different, mix and match?
     
  9. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    We wuz colonized by the Roman Empire like other European countries, so we have the right to use the Latin script. :fittytousand:

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  10. Crow

    Crow PIF & PIM

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    Which letters? Because I'm not seeing the connection.
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  11. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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  12. RasCanjero

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    We should just use the current alphabet but replace double vowels to ë ö etc.

    We want to make it as easier as possible for others to learn our language.
     
  13. EDsomali

    EDsomali Dheeftiinu Waa Calan

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    I agree but we can also adopt two scripts, it would be a cool way to preserve our history and won't have much of a cost.
     
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  14. Somalinimo

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    Almost every loan word has a synonym that's somali. Albaad and Idiir is a nice example. We should find and collect every word into a list before deleting the foreign ones and teach them in the education system.

    Plus some of our words are disabled. Look up the somali word for democracy we should make new words instead of using broken Italian
     
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  15. RasCanjero

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    Oh didn't read that part. Sure that would be cool. However we'll need an economy in order to have enough rich patrons to support this project.

    We should focus on one first.

    However the most important part is language development. So many new concepts require new Somali words and phrases.

    Best way to develop that is to support Somali authors, technical writers and linguistics academics.

    Inshallah we set aside a percentage of tax to support literature in the future.
     
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  16. CaliTedesse

    CaliTedesse صومال ابن كوش

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    No 20th century scrips are wack
     
  17. Samaalic Era

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    Walal.do you how to turn a writing script in a keyboard like the online book you posted.

    I want to type in my writing script In'sha'Allah
     
  18. Timo Jareer and proud

    Timo Jareer and proud

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    How about wadaad? It's way older then the other scripts, and has been used by Sonali merchants in Somaliland for 700 years. Also makes it easier for children to understand classical Arabic.
     
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