Re: New team for Turkmen (ISO 639-1: tk, ISO 639-2: tuk)
- From: "Metin Amiroff" <gnome azitt com>
- To: "Ghorban Mohamad Tavakkoli" <gmtavakkoli yahoo com>,<gnome-i18n gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New team for Turkmen (ISO 639-1: tk, ISO 639-2: tuk)
- Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:09:19 +0200
Welcome to the group and to GNOME Ghorban!
It's very nice to see more Turkic languages in Gnome and
OOS in general. Please don't hesitate to ask anything related
to localization of Gnome. I think Christian will contact you
with some info and questions very soon.
Ghorban Mohamad Tavakkoli <email@example.com> wrote:
> I would like to announce a new team to localize
> and translate gnome in turkmen.
> Maintainer: Ghorban M. Tavakoly
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Web: kakilik.sourceforge.net (under construction)
> some information about turkmen language and alphabet:
> Turkmen is the name of the national language of
> Turkmenistan. Turkmen is spoken by approximately
> 3,430,000 people in Turkmenistan,and by an additional
> approximately 3,000,000 people in other countries,
> including Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey and ...
> Turkmen is in the Turkic group of the Altaic
> language family. It is a southern Turkic language, in
> the Turkmenian group, closely related to Crimean
> Turkish and Salar and less closely related to Turkish
> and Azeri (Azerbaijani).
> Turkmen only started to appear in writing at
> the beginning of the 20th century,when it was written
> with the Arabic script. Between 1928 and 1940 it was
> written with the Latin alphabet, and from 1940 it was
> written with the Cyrillic alphabet.Since Turkmenistan
> declared independence in 91, Turkmen has been written
> with a version of the Latin alphabet based on Turkish.
> Ghorban Mohammad Tavakkoli
> (+98)311-669-3059 [Isfahan]
> (+98)173-543-2331 [Agh Ghala-Dogonchi]
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