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Contraction in Turkish
1.       tunci
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 06 Jan 2013 Sun 09:03 pm



Contraction in Turkish


In some words or phrases , two or more vowels are compressed and becomes one vowel when they are formed as one word. 


kahve  altı      ---->  became one word [kind of compressed]  ------>  kahvaltı [breakfast]

[before the coffee]

[lit. under the coffee] 


In daily verbal language people say it even shorter  as " kavaltı" [this way the first "a" is pronounced bit longer]



pek   iyi    ------>   peki  [last two "i" become one "i"] ----> means " all right" , "okay", " well" ….




Gemination in Turkish [consonant twinning]


* in some two syllable words we see the duplication in the consonant of the first syllable. The following two words became standart   at present time.


Original        Present form 

Ana      ----->  Anne  [ Mother ]


Elig       -----> Elli   [ Fifty ]


 * Again, in some dialects we hear this "consonant twinning"  in spoken language. 


Standart            In some dialects


Yedi                      Yedd


Sekiz                    Sekkiz


Eşek                     Eşşek 


Sakız                    Sakkız 


şek                   Döşşek


Edited (1/6/2013) by tunci

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