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Title: A question of the alphabet
Authors: Camilleri, J.J.
Keywords: Ghaqda tal-Kittieba tal-Malti
Maltese language -- Alphabet
Education -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
Maltese language -- History -- 19th century
Maltese language -- History -- 20th century
Malta -- History -- Language question, 1880-1934
Maltese language -- History -- Language question, 1880-1934
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Camilleri, J.J. (1984). A question of the alphabet. Hyphen, 4(2), 47-54
Abstract: The lack of an accepted Maltese alphabet and a standard orthography created serious difficulties and hindered progress. So when in 1920 I-Għaqda tal-Kittieba tal-Malti was founded it took this matter in hand and gave it prime importance. On November 14 of that same year it appointed a Commission to study and devise the Maltese alphabet. This was one of the very first activities of the Għaqda. The Commission's proposed draft of the alphabet was discussed at a gerieral meeting held on 18 November 1921. It was approved and four days later the Secretary of the Għaqda, F.S. Caruana, enclosed a specimen of the alphabet to the Head of the Ministry, Joseph Howard and, requesting the co-operation of Government, he proposed that this alphabet be adopted in all Maltese publications.
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 4, No. 2 (1984)
Hyphen, Volume 4, No. 2 (1984)

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