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KAL is an ELECTRONIC NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (e-NGO) and has been initiated on independent volunteering bases as a global open network since 1993. Members with skills in linguistic, and information technology are sharing their thoughts around Kurdish linguistic issues. They seek information, solutions and focus on a future for better understanding of the Kurdish language. KAL is a community of people who has responded to this crucial question of our society.

"Herwekí me cend jaran gotiye yekitiya mileté kurd bi yekítiya zimané kurdí téte pé. Di yekítiya zimané de gava péshín jhí yekítiya herfan e. Yaní jhi bona nivísandina zimané miletekí divét zana ú xwendewarén wí miletí bi tevayí jhi bona zimané xwe elfabeyeké bibijhérin ú heke di wí zimaní de cand zar hene, zar hemí bi wé elfabé béne nivísandin."

"As I have noted before, the Kurdish nation will converge via a unified Kurdish language. The prerequisite of a unified Kurdish language is a unified Kurdish alphabet. This means that the Kurdish scholars and the literati need to develop a writing system that allows all speakers hailing from every Kurdish dialect to use that writing system."

Jeladet Alí Bedir Xan, Hawar, hejh 9, 1932

Mír Jeladet Alí Bedir Xan  Northern Kurdish text book  Central  Kurdish text book Southern Kurdish text book Tewfíq Wehbí Beg

A Unified Alphabet the ultimate solution to Kurdish language issue
Alfabéyekí Yekgirtú careserí yekjarí bo késhey zimaní Kurdí
ئه‌لفوبێیه‌كی یه‌كگرتو چاره‌سه‌ری یه‌كجاری بۆ كێشه‌ی زمانی كوردی

Why language is such an important issue?

Language is the vehicle that we commonly use to exchange ideas in our shared environment. In short, language is one of the keys that unlock the human mind. 

Speaking to the World: the Poetry of Jalal Barzanji

Sabah A. Salih, 28 June 2010

Even when he was little, his parents could tell that their shy and somewhat reclusive boy was different from the rest of the village boys.  They were mostly the rough type, climbing trees and rocks and chasing the animals and often bringing their parents a great deal of trouble.  He, by contrast, kept mostly to himself. For prolonged periods of time he would gaze intensely at the sky, the rain, and the surrounding mountains.  And the stories the men told by the fire or on the rooftop under a crisp, starry summer night made the youngster dream of things he had never seen.

Destnúsey Mamosta Hémin Mukríyaní; Do qisey xosh (II)

Destnúsey Mamosta Hémin Mukríyaní; Do qisey xosh (II)

Be rehmet bé, qisexoshí wek mela Ehmedí Tew'hídí kem helldekewin. Jarék lawék léy pirsí: qurban le xot qisexoshtir díwe?

زمانى كوردى و مه‌ترسیه‌كانى سه‌رده‌م

زمانى كوردى و مه‌ترسیه‌كانى سه‌رده‌م له‌ كۆڕیكى لقى به‌غداى سه‌ندیكاى ڕۆژنامه‌نووسانى كوردستان

شه‌فه‌ق/ ماجد سوێره‌مه‌یرى، 05/06/2010

سه‌رله‌به‌یانى ئه‌مڕۆ شه‌ممه‌، ڕیكه‌وتى 5 حوزه‌یرانى 2010 ، لقى به‌غداى سه‌ندیكاى ڕۆژنامه‌نووسانى كوردستان له‌ باره‌گاى ده‌زگاى شه‌فه‌ق، هه‌ستا به‌ سازدانى كۆڕێكى فراوان، له‌ ژێر ناونیشانى "زمانى كوردى و مه‌ترسیه‌كانى سه‌رده‌م" به‌ به‌شداربوونى هه‌ریه‌ك له‌ مامۆستایان شه‌فیق جاف و ژین نه‌قشبه‌ندى و به‌ ئاماده‌بوونى هاوكار عه‌لى حوسێن فه‌یلى سكرتێرى لقى به‌غداى سه‌ندیكاكه‌ و ژماره‌یه‌ك له‌ و ڕۆشنبیران و ئه‌دیبان و په‌یوه‌ندیداران  به‌ زمانى كوردى و كێشه‌كانى . جگه‌ له‌ ژماره‌یه‌ك له‌ كه‌ناڵه‌كانی  ڕاگه‌یاندن.

Status of Kurdish Liquids

By Khasrow F. Almasi, Central Washington University, May 2010

Abstract; The status of liquids in Kurdish has not been established yet. Some consider them as distinctive phonemes; still others see them as allophones.

Kurdistan: Toward a Cultural-Historical Definition - Kurdish Language

By Kamal Mirawdeli, March 1993

A strong expression of the antiquity, cultural continuity, and distinctiveness of Kurds is the Kurdish language itself. There have been several theories and assumptions regarding the Kurdish language: its independence, origins, and mode of existence. It was not only ignorance, as Edmunds has rightly asserted (Edmunds, 1957:7), which made some Western colonial travellers in Kurdistan in the 19th century describe the Kurdish language as a corrupt form of Persian or a motley of Persian, Arabic, and Turkic language.

Phonological Adjustments in Kurdish

By Khasrow F. Almasi, Central Washington University, May 2010

Abstract

Phonological adjustments are such processes as assimilation, dissimilation, deletion, insertion, and linking. As a result of these processes, the sound segments go under partial or fundamental changes. In most languages, these adjustments do not lead to any difference in the orthographic form of the words after the adjustments are exerted, but the orthographic system of Kurdish does represent most of these adjustments.

شوڤینیسمی سۆرانی و ئه‌ فسانه‌کانی -1

دوکتور ئه‌میری حه‌سه‌نپوور؛ شوڤینیسمی سۆرانی و ئه‌ فسانه‌کانی - به‌شی یه‌ک: سه‌ره‌تاکان

له‌ دوو ساڵی رابردوودا ئاسۆی چاره‌‌سه‌‌رکردنی کێشه‌‌ی زمانی ره‌‌سمیی و ستانداردی کوردی لێڵتربووه‌. له‌گه‌ڵ ئه‌وه‌شدا کێشه‌ی سۆرانی و کورمانجی شتێکی تازه‌‌ نییه‌‌ و له‌‌ ساڵانی 1931-1932 و 1958-1961دا سه‌ریهه‌ڵدابوو، رێدۆزینه‌وه‌‌ و رێنوێنییه‌کان، چ ئێسته‌ و چ له‌ رابردوودا، پشت ئه‌ستوور به‌‌ لێکۆڵینه‌وه‌‌ و لێکدانه‌وه‌‌ و جه‌ده‌ل نه‌بوون و زۆرتر وه‌ک بڕیاری سیاسیی و ئیداره‌یی ده‌رده‌بڕدرێن. ئه‌وانه‌ی سۆرانی به‌‌ زمانی ره‌سمی و ستاندارد داده‌نێن له‌‌ جه‌ده‌ل ده‌پرینگێنه‌وه‌ و پێیان وایه‌‌ راستییان دۆزیوه‌ته‌وه‌ و ده‌بێ ئاخێوه‌رانی گشت له‌هجه‌کان گوێڕایه‌ڵییان بکه‌ن. چه‌ند که‌سێکیش سفره‌ی جنێودان و سووکایه‌تیکردنیان راخستووه‌‌ و خه‌ریکی بانگه‌شه‌ی قینله‌دڵیین. به‌ڵام له‌و بارودۆخه‌‌ ناله‌باره‌‌دا، بۆچوونه‌کان، روانگه‌کان و رێبازه‌کان شکڵده‌گرن و لێکجوێده‌بنه‌وه‌‌.

From Kidney to Stone

E. Golshen, 1st March 2010

Kurdish languages have a wide range of vocabulary. Sometimes there are more than ten current words for a single meaning in the Kurdish dictionaries, waiting to preoccupy readers' minds. But unhappily most of these diversities and varied kinds might be foreign loans. Routinely the original words are giving way to the loanwords and this process has a background as old as the oldest document pertaining to Kurdish has.

Rewşa perwerdehiya kurdî li başûr-rojavayê Kurdistanê û li Sûriyayê

Can Êzîdxelo, 18/11/2006

Ziman bingeha bûneweriya gelan e. Ji lewra jî, parastina zimên parastina gel e û azadkirina wî jî gava herî mezin di rêya azadkirina welêt de ye. Ji ber ku tenê ziman dikare nasnameya me ya neteweyî biparêze, ew ji berê de û ta niha rûbirû bi çewsandin, qirkirin û pişaftinê re maye. Dijmin û dagîrkerên kurd û Kurdistanê, bo ku kurdan ji cîwarê wan rahêlînin, pêşî dest bi wêrankirina zimanê wan kir û wek serencamekê ne tenê bi xak û welatê xwe lê bi zimanê xwe jî hatin dabeş kirin.

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