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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]

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

 

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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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