Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 18:03:47 CST


Subject: Re: Ozark(s) and other plural(s)

On the spelling of 'Turkey' the country. I've read recently that some

prefer a spelling with a -ije (I just can't remember the exact form)

(Turkije, I think) in large part because that spelling would reflect

their own pronunciation of the name. In my earlier posting I should have

referred to Ataturk's (and Turkish linguists') preference for Western

tradtions rather than to power. At the time of the Olympics (I think

that's when it was) there were ads on tv networks advertizing a Turkish

bank. The ad used the Turkish spelling, and there was a brief discussion

of the name in TIME Magazine. The shift to Western ways was, of course,

related to power. Any discussion of power-plays in that part of the

world can quickly drift off into the rough waters off Cyprus and the

craggy mountains of the Kurdish homeland. DMLance