Software in the Mongolian script for use in all secondary schools in the nation was last week inaugurated at a ceremony in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Minister Yo.Otgonbayar said it would be distributed to all schools without delay. President Elbegdorj issued a decree some time ago to popularize and expedite use of the original script, which was replaced by Russian Cyrillic in the socialist days. However, it was not the Russian script proper; it was a phonetic representation of Mongolian. Most Mongolians today cannot read the old script, which means all old books remain out of reach. The decree was a move to reclaim the past.
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2011-03-27 06:16:55
I applaud the move! Mongolia without its traditional Mongolian writing will never progress. The cyrillic alphabet has no grammar whatsoever and today's younger generation is completely illiterate and ignorant about their own culture and identity.