Writing and reading in Turkish is as easy as can be !
For example, in English, for the sound o
youll have the choice between ou, ough, o, ow, oa
, etc. Just imagine those poor Turks who strive to read English !!!
But in Turkish, for the sound o
youll have only one choice : o
, and thats all ! You lucky English folks ! Here is the Turkish alphabet :a b c ç d e f g ğ h i ı j k l m n o ö p r s ş t u ü v y z Pronunciation guide:
a as in car
c as in joke
ç as in chat
e as in pet
ğ this letter is soundless. It's purpose is to elongate the nearest preceding vowel.
i as in lip
ı as in Table (the sound between the b and the l)
j as in measure
o as in story
ö as in bird
r a slightly rolled r, a bit like in Spanish but less rolled.
ş as in sheep
u as in put
ü like the u in French or ü in GermanGolden Rule of pronunciation:
The worse youll pronounce, the more charming youll be!
So please, dont make any effort and let us enjoy your foreign accent !
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