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The braille alphabet used for the Kyrgyz language is based on Russian Braille, with a few additional letters found in the print Kyrgyz alphabet.

Kyrgyz Braille
Type
alphabet
LanguagesKyrgyz
Parent systems
Print basis
Kyrgyz alphabet

Contents

AlphabetEdit

Kyrgyz Braille uses the entire Russian Braille alphabet, though some letters are only found in loans, and in addition has the letters ң, ө, ү.

Print а a б b в v г g д d е ye ё yo ж j з z и i[1] й y к k
Braille                        
Print л l м m н n ң ng о o ө ö п p р r с s т t у u ү ü
Braille                        
Print ф f х kh ц ts ч ch ш sh щ shch ъ ы ı ь э e ю yu я ya
Braille                        

Although the non-Russian letters ң ө ү are found in many other Cyrillic alphabets, their braille assignments are unrelated to those or with international norms.[2] Compare the ң, ө, ү of Kazakh Braille, for example.

PunctuationEdit

The question mark differs from Russian Braille.

Single punctuation:

Print , . ? ! ; : -
Braille              

Paired punctuation:

Print « ...... » ( ...... )
Braille        

FormattingEdit

italics capital number
     

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unesco (2013) has an apparent copy error for и, , which duplicates the Kyrgyz Braille colon.
  2. ^ Though perhaps just coincidence, the letter ү may be an exception, as it somewhat resembles a Latin v and is written as a v in braille.