Oh, do I really have to move on? I grew rather fond on Turkish in the short time I reviewed it. It also made me reconsider some of the things I didn’t like about languages I already sampled (e.g., noun cases, vowel harmony, etc.). But time is getting short as there are only seven languages […]Read more "Turkish: Güle güle!"
Hooray for Türkçe! Turkish is next on the list making it language number 30 in the project. Here’s where we are so far: 1. Romanian 2. Macedonian 3. Spanish 4. Vietnamese 5. Norwegian 6. Bulgarian 7. Slovenian 8. Malagasy 9. Japanese 10. Moldavian 11. Hindi 12. Finnish 13. Azeri 14. Arabic 15. Czech 16. Albanian […]Read more "Turkish: Yaşasın!"
The word “getdik” is an Azeri phrase essentially meaning “let’s go.” I wasn’t ready to leave, but oh well. Modern Azeri (or more specifically Azerbaijani) is way different than the ancient language spoken by the native Turkic people who lived there 2,000 years ago. Although Azeri is part of the Altaic language family (under the […]Read more "Azeri: Getdik!"
The language project arrives in Azerbaijan, known as the land of eternal flame. The name itself originates from “Azer” which was what the first settlers called “fire.” The legacy of those tribes lives on, with eternal fires burning in various sites around the country. With a history that stretches all over the South Causcus, Azeri […]Read more "Azeri: Üzr istəyirəm …"