About 75 million people speak Turkish as their first language, most prominitenly in Turkey and Eastern Europe. It is the official langauge of Turkey and Cyprus, and has official status in Kosova and Macedonia. There are also large communities of Turkish speakers in the Balkans, The Caucasus, and in Western Europe where Turkish immigrants ahve been guest workers for so many years. Turkish has 29 letters writen in a modified version of the Latin alphabet. Study Turkish at the University of Pittsburgh!
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Sentence construction in Turkish is based on the subject-object-verb pattern
Turkish is an aggultinative language. Suffixes indicating different grammatical functions are attached to a root-word to modify meaning
Turkish is a phonetic language--each leter always retains one single sound!
Turkish has 8 vowels!
Anatolia, the territory of Modern Turkey, has been a heartland of civilization and is home to the oldest known human settlement
Two of the secen wonders of the ancient world are located in Turkey
Istanbul, located in Turkey, is the only city located in two continents
The oldest known shipreck is located in the seas of Turkey
People in Turkey consume much more tea than coffee
97% of Turkish land is in Asia and 3% is in Europei
The color Turquoise is the French name for Turkey, and describes the color of the sea in south Turkey
70% of Hazelnuts coome from Turkey
Turkey is home to one of the worlds oldest and largest malls
Turkish moved from Arabic script to the Latin alphabet in the 1920's.
"I met students from other universities that offer Turkish, and according to them, no other school is in the same caliber as the program at Pitt"
"I was awarded the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, which covers a years tuition, and is given to students taking languages like Turkish."
"My Turkish studies
were integral to my successes at Pitt and my personal growth, and continue to serve me well inmy chosen profession to this day."