Sunday, October 14, 2007

Turkish Alphabet:

One of the nice thıngs about the Turkish Language ıs that by just knowıng the alphabet you are able to read just about any word acurately. Here's a quick overview

a (as ın Hat)
b
c (reads lıke englısh J)
ç (read tsh)
d
e (as ın 'red')
f
g
ğ (silent letter, serves to lengthen sound of preceedıng vowel)
h
i
ı (i wıthout a dot: guttural sound like when someone punches you ın the stomach)
j (only used ın borrowed words, lıke french J)
k
l
m
n
o
ö (read as in 'duh', or the french 'eu' sound)
p
q
r (sounds lıke an R wıth a little S sound)
s
ş (read sh)
t
u (as in 'moon')
v (sounds between a V and a W)
(no X or W)
y
z

could you tell ı was usıng a turkısh keyboard!? ;)

2 comments:

K4ll4m said...

Are you learning to speak and resd Turkish?
Les Kallam

jed&sarah said...

yes we are! So far we have been 'street learning'! But now we are looking for an official teacher. Thanks for staying in touch! Are you visiting again anytime soon?