Citrine/YAK (Yakut)

Citrine Yakut Edition

Initial version of Citrine/YAK

| The Hague, The Netherlands

Every year there is a new language edition of the Citrine Programming Language. In 2022, the initial version of Citrine/YAK has been added to the list of Citrine Language Editions. Citrine/YAK is a Citrine Edition for the Yakut Language spoken in the Sakha region. Thanks to Yandex Translate, there is now a beta version of a machine translation available for this language. Yandex helps to save endangered languages by adding them to their translation tool (Blog post). According to Ethnologue the Yakut Language is classified as EGIDS-4 with approximately 10,000 to 1,000,000 speakers and institutions formally supporting the language, yet usage of language is dwindling. Unfortunately there is no ISO 639-1 code for Yakut, so Citrine uses the edition code YAK to identify the language within the Citrine realm. If you are a native speaker of the Yakut language and you notice some translation problems, feel free to send an e-mail to me any time. You can also send in corrected dictionary files directly, if you wish. Hopefully, it will be possible to contact a language consultant in the near future to help with this new language edition and improve the dictionary files for this beautiful language. At least you can now write code in кыраһыабай тыл Yakut!

The Citrine Programming Language Project aims to create a simple programming language that you can use in your mother tongue. This year the Yakut language has been added. There are more than 6500 human languages spoken and written in the world. The Citrine Project is dedicated to support all of them up to status EGIDS-6, because it's fun and we love human languages as well as programming languages!

- Gabor de Mooij (project lead)

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