Which Alphabet Would Be Most Suitable For the Phonology of Romanian – Cyrillic or Latin?

The short answer is, the formerly used Romanian Cyrillic alphabet (used before 1830 when the transition towards Latin started and many reforms ensued) is more suitable for the phonology of the Romanian language than the current Romanian Latin alphabet. The long answer will first establish the definitions of alphabets and phonemics, then proceed to define the criteria for […]

Why Did Romanians Switch to the Latin Alphabet?

Short Answer In the XIX century Romanians switched back from the Cyrilic to the Latin alphabet in an effort to: 1.Emphasize the Latin heritage and their political and territorial primacy in the lands they were and are inhabiting; 2.Reaffirm their ethnic and cultural continuity in those lands; 3.Consolidate their connection to the other Latin speaking […]