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Kyrgyz alphabet and characters

The Kyrgyz alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Turkic languages.


Kyrgyz grammar rules

Like other Turkic languages Kyrgyz is agglutinative, e.g. grammatical forms are created by adding various suffixes to fixed stems. There are various rules for the ordering of suffixes. Kyrgyz uses post-positions rather than prepositions to signal grammatical relationships.

Nouns have plural and singular forms. There is no grammatical gender. There are seven cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, locative, ablative.

Kyrgyz formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd.MM.yy
e.g. 27.03.2016
Long date formatd-MMMM yyyy-ж. where ‘ж.’ is the abbreviation for “year” in Kyrgyz (“жыл”). It should follow the year number after a space.
e.g. 27-март 2016-ж

Kyrgyz capitalisation usage

  • Only the first letter of the user’s names interface elements (commands, menus, dialog box titles), program names, etc. is capitalized (e.g. Таблица бийиктиги жана эни).
  • When referred to, names of UI elements should always have bold or italic formatting or, if that is not possible, enclosed in quotes with an appropriate preceding descriptor.
  • Acronyms
  • Proper names
  • There are several names in which all words are capitalized: country and state names (Кыргыз Республикасы, Америка Кошмо Штаттары).
  • The word «Интенет» is capitalized in Kyrgyz, when it‘s an independent word.

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