Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:59:28 -0800 From: Allen Maberry Subject: Re: Ozark(s) and other plural(s) The Turkish spelling is "Tu(umlaut)rkiye." "J" is used in Turkish only in foreign words to represent the sound of French "j" etc. like the Turkish word "jo(umlaut)n" = French "jeune". The sound of the English "j" is represented by "C,c" Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Sun, 5 Mar 1995, Donald M. Lance wrote: > 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 >