Vlürch wrote:Personally, I think Cyrillic isn't that bad; it can even look pretty cool, at least in the context of Kazakh and Kyrgyz.
Nope. Those languages look like shit.
On the other hand, imagine if Finnish was written in the Cyrillic script. It would be hideous
It would be pretty easy to make one that looks good. I would just use umlauts for the fronted vowels because the Russian system of transcribing them with /ja, jo, ju/ looks shitty.
Umlauts are gross, they look like nostrils. As for /ja, jo, ju/, that I agree with you on, which is why I'd prefer <ә ө ү>.
Honestly, it wouldn't even be hard to make it look cool and be practical (more practical than the current Finnish alphabet, actually; I mean, it looks like shit)
What? It's possible to be more practical than Finnish? I think Finnish looks great.
Seriously? Does this look great to you?
Kylmäveriset kohtuuntyöntyvät ensikertalaiset vahingoittavat pilvenpiirtäjässä pidettävien kaukoputkimiesten muistotilaisuutta, käyttäen hyväkseen vaihtolämpöisten yksisarvisten potkulautarintaisia pikkusiskoja ja heidän pikkuhousuissaan kasvavia yhdysvaltalaisia.
(Cold-blooded womb-penetrating first-timers harm the memorial service of telescope men/long-distance plumbers held in a skyscraper, using to their advantage the kick-scooter-chested little sisters of ectothermic unicorns and the United States citizens growing in their panties.)
In the Cyrillic script, it wouldn't look any better, but it would be possible to come up with a solution to that. That's true for the Latin script too, of course, and should be dealt with if there was some kind of a vote on Finland if a new orthography was wanted by the majority and then a contest or whatever where people could vote for the best replacement against the current one. Then again, I'm kind of a traitor and saying this in person would make every nationalist shit themselves, but I also think Finnish sounds like shit in a bunch of ways, and if it was possible, I'd prefer that to be changed as well. You know, like, language engineering or whatever it's called done in practice on a national level. I'd actually support a project like that, at least if it was popular among others.
Personally, though, if Finnish Cyrillic was more of a thing, I'd prefer <ә ө ү> for <ä ö y> and <є ї ң ґ> for <je ji ng g>.
Ew no. Those random-ass letters that were probably created by some Soviet apparatchik look like shit.
Our aesthetic views couldn't be any different, heh. I think they're absolutely awesome, and make Ukrainian and the Turkic languages look so much better.
Levike wrote:I'm on the other side, I think it's way less annoying to just write a vowel twice rather than put sticks above it as Hungarian does, too much characters. Finnish is smart.
Holy shit, I think Hungarian looks so much better than Finnish, even if it sounds about as ugly (if not uglier; I have a hard time making up my mind regarding that because the ugly things in Finnish are only about half of the language, while Hungarian is overall uglier but is more consistent with that and as a result sounds/looks more like a more "authentic" language if that makes sense).
Vlürch wrote:Honestly, it wouldn't even be hard to make it look cool and be practical (more practical than the current Finnish alphabet, actually; I mean, it looks like shit)
Say what? Besides Korean, I don't know of any language with a more practical orthography than Finnish.
It is practical, but I mean practical without looking like shit.
suruvaippa wrote:All the ő's and ű's are an eyesore
I love those, I wish there was a precomposed unicode letter for a̋, e̋ and ı̋ because the diacritic doesn't look right in just about any widely used font.