: 8 vowels
, 21 consonants
The Turkish language
belongs to the Turkic group of languages. It is also the sixth widest spoken language in the world. It is related to Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and Azeri and distantly related to Mongolian
, and perhaps Japanese
. It once was written in Arabic
-like characters, but changed to a Romanized script in the 20th Century.
The Turkish language does not contain the letters Q
, or X
. All letters are pronounced, and every single letter in Turkish has a single
pronouncation. Unlike English
, where letters can change their pronounciation by which letters they are next to.
The Turkish language has:
- Vowel Harmony, which can be found in all Ural-Altaic languages
- Absence of gender
- Adjectives precede nouns
- Verbs come at the end of sentences.
yumusak g = soft g
eg. Yet and it can also be silent
Ataman Hotel - The Turkish Language
sounds of turkish -- spoken turkish alphabet
Special thanks to Snicker_Furfoot
for helping me with finding the characters.