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The most interesting words according to you
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1.       mehmet111
195 posts
 25 Jan 2013 Fri 02:04 pm

Learners; according to you, which words in Turkish are the most interesting ones of the words that you have learnt until now? It may be in regard to polysemous, etimologycal history or sound or something else.

2.       Donkeyoaty
105 posts
 25 Jan 2013 Fri 03:25 pm

 

Quoting mehmet111

Learners; according to you, which words in Turkish are the most interesting ones of the words that you have learnt until now? It may be in regard to polysemous, etimologycal history or sound or something else.

(sorry accents don´t work)

For me its words like

Ayakkabi boyasi

Foot cover paint, literally (meaning shoe polish)

I like they way you can break words down in this way

 

Another is Arkadas (behind fellow)

I guess this this means someone who "covers your back" as a friend would.

 

I also like the way in Turkish so many peoples names relate to some other attribute or object. It happens in English as well, but more so in Turkish eg Yildiz (Star) Ilknur (First light) Gul (Rose an example of it happening in English) Cesur (Brave)

As my vocabulary gets better place names I knew like Aydin, I suddenly realize mean light

Denizli (By the sea...although its not, so don´t know why it came to be called this.)

 

 

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3.       ümitli
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 07:04 pm

"Çok" sounds like English´s "choke." It might sound like the speaker is talking about murder to people who don´t know Turkish.

"Ayakkabilarim,"  "Anahtarlar," pretty much anything that seems too complicated compared to English.  

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4.       mehmet111
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 07:28 pm

 

Denizli (By the sea...although its not, so don´t know why it came to be called this.)

 

 

 

"tonguz" means "domuz (pig, hog, pork)" in ancient Turkish. One of the task of"-li" is : "the one that have got ..." . This suffix is being used nowadays too. It is one of the most unchanged suffixes.

 

tonguz+li-->tonguzlu=the one that has got pork

Tonguzlu-->Donguzlu-->Dongezli--->Dengezli--->Dengizli--->Denizli

 

As far as I searched, it is like that. But I don´t know, if it is really correct knowledge.

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5.       nemanjasrb
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 07:37 pm

Ebeveynler-Parents.

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6.       ikicihan
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 08:29 pm

 

Quoting nemanjasrb

Ebeveynler-Parents.

 

In terestingly there is no turkish originated word for mother and father together, so we took it from arabic, ebeveyn.


in arabic there are two kind of plural:
1: exactly two.
2: more than two


this "ebeveyn" word is first kind of plural means "two fathers" literally meaning father and mother.

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7.       gokuyum
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 08:31 pm

 

Quoting Donkeyoaty

 

 

Denizli (By the sea...although its not, so don´t know why it came to be called this.)

 

 

There is another theory: Its old name was "domuzlu". It means city has a lot of pigs. But domuz is not a favorite animal in İslam .So instead of calling city domuzlu, people decided to call it denizli. Because sea is a beautiful thing and it has some similar voices with domuz.

 



Edited (1/25/2013) by gokuyum

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8.       nemanjasrb
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 25 Jan 2013 Fri 08:34 pm

 

Quoting ikicihan

 

 

In terestingly there is no turkish originated word for mother and father together, so we took it from arabic, ebeveyn.


in arabic there are two kind of plural:
1: exactly two.
2: more than two


this "ebeveyn" word is first kind of plural means "two fathers" literally meaning father and mother.

 

I assumed. It doesn´t sound like Turkish word at all. I have problem with pronounce Arabic words. I spent the all day to learn this word.. ((



Edited (1/25/2013) by nemanjasrb [s]

9.       mehmet111
195 posts
 25 Jan 2013 Fri 08:42 pm

 

Quoting gokuyum

 

There is another theory: Its old name was "domuzlu". It means city has a lot of pigs. But domuz is not a favorite animal in İslam .So instead of calling city domuzlu, people decided to call it denizli. Because sea is a beautiful thing and it has some similar voices with domuz.

 

 

Zaten ben de bundan bahsettim (I already have talked about this.)

10.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 25 Jan 2013 Fri 08:46 pm

we have pronunciation problems with some foreign words too.

congratulations and acknowledgements are two of them.

 

 



Edited (1/25/2013) by ikicihan
Edited (1/25/2013) by ikicihan [photo fixed]

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