As I know it Turkish used to be written in the Ottoman Alphabet, what I wanted to know was, was the writing of Turkic languages such as Turkish, Azeri, Tatar, Turkmen, Chagatai, Uzbek, Old Uighur, and Old Qazaq the same across the board? Where did the ottoman spelling of words come from? (Ottoman Turkish has a weird quirk in that the spelling might not be phonetic, but it follows certain rules that makes spelling and pronunciation actually very oddly easy, these rules fall apart for any other Turkish language). My hypothesis is that Chagatai set the standard for writing Turkic languages in the Persian alphabet, but I'm not quite sure. Does anybody with knowledge of Ottoman Turkish spelling if it was the same spelling as other Turkic languages? Could a Azeri and Uzbek read the same manuscript and understand everything?
I heard from an Azeri person that most of the Azeri's are Shia Muslim. Is this correct? What maddhab is mostly followed?
If so, how come we Turks are Sunni's and you guys Shia (for the most part of you guys)? Teşekkür ederim, people.
Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan), also known as the "Land of Fire", is a country with a fascinating history and unique cultural heritage. Historically, the country has been both a Soviet Republic and a part of Persia. The country regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and modern Azerbaijan has emerged as a Western-looking, independent, secular state with a vibrant and diverse culture.