Ah, Saturday. I recently changed my phone's primary language to Turkish, and out of curiosity, I checked a few news articles. It seems that I can catch the gist of what's being reported, though it's still quite dicey. I was reading about a gym teacher, a schoolgirl and her sister, and I would not have been able to follow if I didn't recognize the word taciz
. The word appeared once in the deck.
And wasting life on YouTube. The comprehension rate fluctuates between 50 and 80%. I often played stuff in the background from early on, it seems I can at least pick up most words that are familiar to me if spoken clearly with no background noises. Not having to deal with the prepositions made of single consonants or liaison between words certainly helps.Uygur pazarında Türkçe konuşarak alışveriş deneyimi
"Anlaşabiliyoruz"? Come on, if the man has to show you the number on the calculator it doesn't seem like you really understood each other. Well, anlaşmak means "to have a deal/agree", so I guess in that sense right.2. Yabancı Dil olarak hangi dili öğrenmeli?
This man speaks quite fast, but the pronunciation sounds quite clear to me. The more interesting part was the comments section, though, as Arabic was a small minority and the majority seem to recommend the major European languages, followed by the Far Eastern.
One comment pickup: Korece olmalı bence çünkü korece bir türkün öğreneceği en kolay dil
-- For one reason or another, it seems the other Turkic languages don't even come as candidates. Whether because of not caring at all, or because they're just dialects of Turkish.İKİNCİ YABANCI DİL - HANGİ DİLİ ÖĞRENMELİSİNİZ?
I can't believe Ura-Altaic and even Altaic is still passing as a concept. And Hangi Korece
? Is that even a valid question that gives a learner a serious question in Turkey? No, the speaker dismisses one of them. That said, even as the speaker groups Turkish, Japanese adn Korean as "Altaic" and thus similar, no mention is made of the other Turkic. Hm, maybe this suggests a general attitude towards them.
Most beautiful comment: Java dilini öğrenmek istiyorum hocam her yerde kullanılıyor
TRUTHÖğrenilmesi En Zor 8 Dil
It lists Korean and Japanese and I kind of understand if that was made for English-speaking audiences, but it seems quite a few comments seem to disagree with their inclusion. Well, if I saw Turkish listed on a video made for the Japanese or Koreans, I'd probably disagree. And Polish and Thai, um... I think you're confusing "scary" and "hard." And who are you to complain about long words coming out of agglutination.
Most beautiful comment: (Japonca hakkında) Anime İzleyince Kolay Gelir
I swear this isn't me.