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The Regional Accents of TurkeyShall I pahk the cah in the pahking lot...?
We also don't own the market on regional accents... Regional accents in Turkey are alive and well, thank you. Perhaps the best known is the one from the Black Sea region called the Laz language accent -- which is well documented in Turkish books and stories. For example, if you buy any of the |
With Black Sea accent and slang...
Without Black Sea accent and slang... English Translation...
Our Türkçe Dilbilgisi (Turkish grammar book) lists no less than twenty Turkish dialects spoken worldwide. So we hesitate to think of the many more examples of accents and slang that must exist in each of them...
Still, it's said -- that if you stick to standard vocabulary and if you speak clearly, you can be understood in any of the regions where the dialects are spoken. And those regions cover a very large span of territory -- from enclaves in Lithuania, Belarus, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece
And that doesn't even take into consideration
the large Turkish communities in
Germany, the USA, Australia, and Canada!
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