Turkish 101

  • B - as in bed
  • C - pronounced as the initial letter in the English jump
  • Ç - the "ch" sound in the English chapel
  • D - as in drum
  • F - as in far
  • G - as in girl
  • Ğ - a silent letter, which serves to lengthen the previous vowel
  • H - as in hello
  • J - pronounced as in the French name Jean
  • K - as in king
  • L - as in love
  • M - as in man
  • N - as in new
  • P - as in print
  • R - a tricky consonant in Turkish, most often rolled very lightly
  • S - as in snake
  • Ş - the "sh" sound in the English shake
  • T - as in take
  • V - roughly the mid-point between the "v" in very and the "w" in was
  • Y - as in yet
  • Z - as in zoo'

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