Good. The topic got sticked.
Well I believe we should always aim for the best and drive for perfection. There is no point saying there is something. I am saying the current Somali script, which was borrowed from the English alphabet word for word except for P, V and Z.
It is not an efficient, effective nor standard script. Every man writes his own fashion and now its bit too late to develop "standardized" version while still in the same sewage. It will not work.
We need to change certain characters and abolish some all together then we will end up with something slick, practical, simplistic and efficient.
My argument is we need to replace
the three DH, KH and SH digraphs
. There is no need for them. There is no need to have pair of letters just to make one simple sound. We can replace it with a single character to reduce cost, increase efficiency and literacy. Imagine the nomads how confused they would be every time they see pair of letters and next to it is the singular version of each character eg; DH, H, D.
Then we abolish all the useless double or pair vowels. Our Somaliland script should be only one vowel. We are not reading Quran hence "tawjeed" there is no need to drag words and know one needs to be 'dragged' and one doesn't. Standardized Somaliland Somali only has one pronunciation; there is no need to say Warya is "Waarya" or another Farax arguing maye its "Waaryaa" another "Waryaa".
Just keep it simple; Warya.
No more double vowels. We are abolishing; aa, ee, ii, oo, uu
. We will just keep the vowels; a, e, i, o and u.
Really those double vowels just tried to translate the Tawjeed Quranic school into Somali.Meet the new DH
Meet the new SH
After the Erigavo road, all Landers will be required to fund the Somaliland Print House
(SPH). Each donor's name will be printed on the back of the first Gacanyare pamphlets and drillbook (Gacanyare kow eber kow