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- Oct 1, 2017
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Türkçe - Turkish Language
Turkish Alphabet with approximate sounds. Needless to say, you would have to actually hear them to get it correct.
Characteristics of Turkish
No grammatical gender: Rest easy, you won't have to assume his/her/its gender with Turkish
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
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
Nobody actually makes words like this. Don't let this scare you
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