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Turkish surnames
1.       yeovil50
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 12 Apr 2013 Fri 09:21 am

I always love Turkish surnames when you translate them , they have such a deep meaning behind them. It is also amazing that until eighty years ago mostly Turkish people didn´t have surnames until Mustafa Kemal Ataturk´s Surname law of 1934. I have written an article about it and how one can improve vocabulary just by studying them. You can read it here:





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2.       Abla
3648 posts
 12 Apr 2013 Fri 10:10 am

Excellent. This thread belongs to the Language section.

3.       Abla
3648 posts
 12 Apr 2013 Fri 12:04 pm

Great work, yeovil50. I quite enjoyed reading your article. Somehow I find it easy to understand those lazy people who named themselves Çalışkan...


If I were to give myself a Turkish family name I would probably choose a compound because it gives more chances for expression and I like its compact structure. It is clear that the first part should be Orman because it is my closest natural element. The second part is more difficult. Maybe I should choose a trivial approach and take into account the fact that our family is tall.





Edited (4/12/2013) by Abla

4.       yeovil50
11 posts
 12 Apr 2013 Fri 02:50 pm

Thanks Abla,

I am so happy you enjoyed it. It´s such an interesting topic and must have been an amazing time in Turkish cultural history.


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