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Alphabet

The big states founded by Oguz Han lasted thousands of years. The alphabet he prepared was also used for thousands of years. Exactly when this alphabet fell out of use is not known, but there is an 18th century lamentation for it named “Beautiful twenty five” by the poet Sheydai:

How pleasing sounds to ears,
Saying all the beautiful twenty-five.
Some with tuneful voice, the vowels,
I followed all the beautiful twenty-five.

Seven were made of voice,
And eighteen contained noise,
After three thousand years of life
Why let yourself go, all the beautiful twenty-five?

Oh, Sheydayy says, Worse happened,
Alas, all the folk mourn, lament for you,
Now they scorn you,
Thus vanished, all the beautiful twenty-five

In 1889, stone tablets and epitaphs, on which there were ancient writings, were discovered on the shores of the Orhon River in Siberia. The scholars studied them and concluded in the year 1893 that the script used in these epitaphs was the old Türkmen alphabet and the texts were written in the old Türkmen language. Thus, through these studies we came to know the old Türkmen alphabet that is composed of 38 letters. There is a sentence in the epitaphs: “Oh Oguz Rulers! Halt and listen! Who can disturb your tradition and your country unless Allah annihilates us or the earth splits?” This indicates the continuance of the Oguz, that is the Türkmens, and emphasizes our wish to be and remain independent. The saying “as written on stone” illustrates this fact much better.

Among the first things that Oguz Han implemented were the use of the national Oguz alphabet and the wagon for during military campaigns. These were fundamental to other inventions which would contribute to various developments at a world level.

The ox-cart with two wooden wheels, which was invented by the leader of the tribe of Kaňly, was the second important contribution of Türkmens to world civilization.

Türkmens have transmitted these two inventions up to the present through the course of history. Undoubtedly, the wagon has lent speed to history and to life. The design of our alphabet has changed throughout history; and today we see it in the form of the embroidery on Türkmen carpets.

The nature of the Türkmen is the alphabet of the spiritual language of the Türkmen.