Qurditsuraya is a way to write Kurdish languages with the Syriac script devised by Allison Powell. It was devised upon the realization that the Syriac script contains many letters created to suit Kurdish loan words, as well as the presence of many Kurdish words in the Syriac languages. Allison figured that the Syriac script is suitable to write the Kurdish languages themselves, with only a few adjustments.
This adaptation is closely modeled after her Syriac adaptation for English, Inglisuraya, as well as the Soranî alphabet which uses the Arabic script, another script traditionally used as an abjad. However, Qurditsuraya accomplishes the task of writing Kurdish in a way that is neater and simpler.
Like Inglisuraya, Qurditsuraya is an alphabet writing system as opposed to the original abjad system traditionally used to write languages in the Syriac script. The script adaptation contains essentially all the phonemes necessary to write all varieties of Kurdish.
Download an alphabet chart for Qurditsuraya (Excel)
Hemû mirov azad û di weqar û mafan de wekhev tên dinyayê. Ew xwedî hiş û şuûr in û divê li hember hev bi zihniyeteke bratiyê bilivin.
ھەموو مرۆڤ ازاد و دوەقار و مافان دە وەکهەڤ تێن دنیایێ. ئەو خوەدی هش و شوئوورن و دڤێ لهەمبەر هەڤ بزهنیەتەکە براتیێ بلڤن.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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