Date: Sun, 5 Mar 1995 18:03:47 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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