Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 12:59:22 -0500
From: Ron Rabin RABINRL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SNYBUFAA.CS.SNYBUF.EDU
Subject: Turkey's name
I don't know why an "-ije" spelling of Turkey's name would better reflect
the way it's either spelled or pronounced in Turkish.
In Turkish, the name of the country is Turkiye (the u is "noktali," i.e.,
with umlauts and is pronounced as is the French u in "vu"). Aside
from the u, an English speaker would pronounce the name of the country
phonetically as it's spelled in Turkish and it would sound, more or less,
as it does when pronounced by a speaker of Turkish.