Students wrote a dictation in the Abaza language of 142 words in one hour.

Esma Golandzia 

Karachay-Cherkess State University named after U.D. Aliyev conducted the III International Total Online Dictation in the languages ​​of the peoples of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. The live broadcast was conducted for various platforms in the regions of Russia and countries where representatives of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic diasporas live. The venue for dictation in our republic has traditionally become the Center for Abkhaz-Adyg Philology named after. V.P. Ankvab at the Abkhazian State University. Mostly ASU students took part in writing the dictation in the Abaza language.

“We have been cooperating closely with the Abaza brothers for a long time, taking part in the festival of Abaza language and literature, annual international scientific and practical conferences and other events. Today is another important event that unites us. There are not many participants this year, and they are mostly beginners, since the Abaza language according to the program begins to be studied from the second semester of the third year, and the training lasts a year. Senior students are now undergoing internships, some of them are already working. In general, of course, I would like to see more active participation of both young people and adults,” said Akhra Ankvab, head of the Center for Abkhaz-Adyg Philology.

The total dictation lasted one hour. The subject of the text is the traditions and culture of the Abaza, reflected in the works of the famous Abaza poetess Ekaterina Shkhaeva. The text was read by Nata Likhova, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor of the Abkhaz language department No. 1.

“After the dictation, we scan the works and send them to Karachay-Cherkessia for checking. Participants can use the code to request an already corrected work with points scored. One does not need to indicate his first and last name, because, as you know, total dictation is not a competition, but an opportunity to test and improve one’s own knowledge,” noted Akhra Ankvab.

According to Akhra Ankvab, the goal of total dictation is not to give grades, but to allow everyone to understand what mistakes they are making, to inspire them to work on themselves, because by the next time they can prepare and improve their results.

Total dictation is an annual educational event in the format of a voluntary dictation. Anyone can participate in it, regardless of age, gender, education, religion, profession, marital status and interests.