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Turkish names can be a difficult subject for many people to master.
With the right habits, you will find it much easier in no time at all. In this blog post, we are going to talk about 14 powerful habits that will help you succeed in Turkish names!
Add in Turkish names to your vocabulary list.
This means spending some time learning how words are pronounced and recognizing them when you see them written down as well.
Sounds like: Adding Turkish names on a word list, practicing pronunciation of the different syllables and letters that make up these words, figuring out which letter goes with which sound.
Be aware of suffixes or prefixes for each name type. Knowing what kind of endings go with certain types of names can help you distinguish between parents’ given names easily because they will have the same ending or beginning attached to their surname so it is easier to figure out who belongs together at first glance. For example, if one parent has a first name ending in “-i” and the other has a first name ending in “-lı,” you know they are related because their names have the same suffix.
Focus on learning phrases rather than isolated words.
This means that instead of trying to learn every word individually (which is slow work), focus on short sentences or even full conversations with native speakers so that you can start picking up whole blocks of meaning at once. Listen for sentence patterns which will help you identify specific Turkish words in future encounters. One example would be how many times we hear “sen çok güzel” where it’s clear from context what this phrase means but without reading it, one might not realize that combining these two words makes sense when said together.
Understand that Turkish has a written and an unwritten form of the language so don’t be surprised when you start to see “ı” as “i”, among other changes, in some words. This is because there are two different ways of writing Turkish: one which uses Arabic script called Ottoman (which influenced many languages spoken by Muslims) and another known as Latin or Roman alphabet which was introduced during Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s modernization efforts in the 1920s. The newer version is more widely used now but it doesn’t mean people aren’t familiar with letters like “cümle” for instance because they’ve been around since Ottoman times too! So again, if we want to use the Latin alphabet for Turkish, we need to use “ç” instead of ı.
The first letter in a name of someone is always capitalized and family names are also typically written with an initial capital, but these can be ignored when writing English versions such as Ali Çetinkaya or Sabriye Ülker (and not Alì Cetinkaşi or Sabrî Ülkêr). However remember that there’s no space between words so it should just look like this: ali cetinkaysabrie ulker.
When translating from Adnan Menderes’ surname into English you’ll notice his last name has two parts; ‘Menderes’ and ‘Kılıç’. In Turkish, the family name comes first and is written with a capital letter so it’s Menderes KILIÇ.
Women in Turkey are traditionally given their father’s last name but can also be referred to by their husband or mother’s maiden names if they choose not to take on her husbands surname.
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First, make a list of the things that you would like to accomplish this year. These are your goals and they must be measurable for them to be effective. For example, if I want to read more books in 2017 my goal might be “read 12 books”. Once you have created the list start by prioritizing it or ranking these tasks according to what is most important because not every task will get done even though we all wish otherwise.
The top three items on our priority list should always include:
(a) career development; (b) personal growth/learning; and (c) family time/relationships. From there it’s less about order and more about making sure everything gets done.
strengthens fluency and comprehensibility by using real conversation as a model for learning new language, rather than reading or memorizing rules of grammar;
is not reliant on memory to learn complex structures that will be needed in conversational exchanges but offers an opportunity for mastery through practice/repetition which is more effective than traditional methods because it responds to our natural desire and ability to acquire competence with little effort (Pimsleur Method);
gives clear guidance on what goals are achievable at each level so you know where your progress stands without getting discouraged when trying something difficult. It provides instruction focused on vocabulary & pronunciation, not grammar;
allows you to focus on what’s important: getting the conversation started, making small talk and engaging in more informal conversations. It is a fun way of learning Turkish language for all levels!