Gallipoli: The Turkish Story

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Pronunciation of the Turkish alphabet

The modern Turkish alphabet has twenty-six letters and is written in Roman script. It does not have the letters q, w and x while it includes six letters which are not found in the English alphabet— ç, g, i, ö, s¸, ü. Each letter has only one sound. A pronunciation guide to the Turkish alphabet is provided below to assist the reader. Those letters which are pronounced the same way in English are not shown.

A a as a in far, car

C c as j in jaw, jelly

Ç ç as ch m chin, chew

E e as e in jetty, bed

G g as g in goat, get

Ğ ğ (silent g—never occurs at the beginning of a word) as w in rowing

I i as e in answer, charter

I i as i in sit, kit

J j as zh in treasure

O o as o in go, row

Ö ö as i in sir, fir

Ş ş as sh in shell, shout

U u as oo in book, look

Ü ü approximately as u in music


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