“Written Turkic,” by Curzon, Coming Anarchy, 26 October 2005, http://www.cominganarchy.com/archives/2005/10/26/written-turkic/.
Curzon from ComingAnarchy presents a beautiful map on the three-way split in how Turkic languages are written
Local expert Nathan gives his own view
And not just Cyrillic, but very different Cyrillic alphabets. I can kind of get written Kyrgyz and Kazakh, but Iâ€™m not entirely sure what sounds the vowels make.
On the map, Iâ€™d at least put Uzbekistan as a mix of blue and green. Even when I was there, Latin signs were fairly common and like I said, some kids couldnâ€™t read Cyrillic.
Dariâ€™s written in Arabic script. Tajik, however, is written in Cyrillic (but I think theyâ€™re supposed to be switching to Latin).
Beautiful cartography. Check it out