First of all, let me tell you that if you don't master this rule, don't worry cos many Turkish folks are like you!
So even if you make mistakes, you'll be easily understood, so keep cool !
Still, I wanted to inform you of this rule cos it's gonna make u life easier when you're looking up for a word in the dictionary.
For instance, if your Turkish lover (and I'm sure you have one...) writes you "meleğim" (= my angel), don't spend your time looking for meleğ in the dico!!!
angel means melek, but if a vowel comes after the k, this letter turns to a ğ. the rule is quite simple:The letters p, ç, t, k become respectively b, c, d, ğ as soon as they're fllowed by a vowel.
(due to your adding an ending)
This rule works mainly with 2 syllable words. (eg : et becomes eti, so no change).
Dolap (cupboard) = dolabı
Dalgıç (diver) = dalgıcı
Geçit (way) = geçidi
But there are also exceptions, as in every rule...
Here's an exercise for the bravest among you: Replace the words between ( ) with their Turkish equivalent and with the relevant endings and consonant changes.
1/ Bu (book/kitap) satın almak istiyorum.
2/ Eyvah! Ali (my fish/balık) yedi!
3/ Haydi dostum! Bu akşamki futbol (match/maç) beraber seyredelim!
4/ Ay! Dikkat etsene, (my foot/ayak) bastın!
5/ Kırmızı (hammer/çekiç) bana verir misin?
6/ Şu (horse/at) güzelliğine bakın!
7/ (my watch/saat) bozulmuş.
8/ Şu budist (temple/mabet) süslerine hayran kaldım.
9/ (my fast/oruç) bozdum.
10/ (the victory/galibiyet) kazandık.