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Discussion in 'Culture Clash' started by Kappa123, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Kappa123

    Kappa123 Registered User

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    Türkçe - Turkish Language




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    Turkish Alphabet with approximate sounds. Needless to say, you would have to actually hear them to get it correct.
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    Characteristics of Turkish

    No grammatical gender: Rest easy, you won't have to assume his/her/its gender with Turkish :kappa
    Phonetic: Once you learn the alphabet, you can pronounce every word you come across.
    Vowel harmony: https://turkishteatime.com/turkish-grammar-guide/vowel-harmony/
    SOV Word order: Subject-object-verb
    Agglutinative: Different meanings can be created by adding pieces to a given word

    An example of agglutination
    ev - house
    evler - houses
    evlerim - my houses
    evlerimiz - our houses
    evlerimizden - from our houses

    Another example
    kahve - coffee
    kahvesiz - without coffee
    kahvesizler - those without coffee
    kahvesizlerden - from those without coffee
    kahvesizlerdenmiş - I gather he/she/it was from those without coffee

    An extreme example of agglutination :kreygasm
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    Nobody actually makes words like this. Don't let this scare you :kappa

    Some everyday words/phrases

    Hello - Merhaba!
    Good morning - Günaydın
    Good evening - İyi akşamlar
    Good night - İyi geceler
    How are you? - Nasılsın?
    I am fine, you? - İyiyim, sen nasılsın?
    Thank you - Teşekkür ederim.
    Thanks - Teşekkürler
    You're Welcome - Bir şey değil. (Response to thank you. Literally means 'it's nothing')
    Please - Lütfen
    I don't know Turkish - Türkçe bilmiyorum.
    I am sorry - Özür dilerim / Pardon
    Yes - Evet
    No - Hayır / Yok
    Okay - Tamam
    Welcome - Hoş geldiniz.


    What does Turkish sound like?
    An old song from Istanbul
     
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    Turkish sounds very complex if you look at it like an outsider. :amuse
     
  3. Kappa123

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    Turkish grammar is very regular. I can't name any exceptions off the top of my head, even if there is any.
    I guess agglutination is the really daunting part. Finnish, Japanese, Hungarian or Korean speakers would feel more natural doing it than languages with very little agglutination.
     
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