Basic Turkish for Tourists

Google written according to Turkish spelling rules.If you would write Google in Turkish, the logo of the popular search engine would look like the logo in the picture. It looks strange, I know. Not in the least for the deviating character – the i without the dot – which doesn’t appear in the traditional Latin alphabet.

Nevertheless, every Turk would read this correct and it would sound exactly the same as any English speaking person in the world would pronounce Google. Why? Because Turkish is a phonetic language, which means that every letter has a distinct and unique sound. To accomplish this, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk had a few modifications made to the regular Latin alphabet.

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