Last week over at The Everyday Language Learner I had the chance to talk with Neil Rees, an experienced language learner who also helps regular folks learn about the language learning journey.
Neil is absolutely engaging and shares some top notch information that I know you will appreciate as you strive to master the Turkish language.
His expertise with understanding the ins and outs of pronunciation is especially helpful and as we work to nail those pesky |Ö| and |Ü| sounds, I think you will find it encouraging and motivating.
As I was researching for the corresponding blog post, I took my first close look at the Turkish phonology charts as they are found on Wikipedia.
These charts identify the sounds of the Turkish language as well as a description of where and how those sounds are made.
Comparing these to English, I made some startling discoveries, discoveries that showed me the error of my ways.
Unless you have made an in depth study of Turkish phonology, I think you too will be surprised by what I found.
Head over and check it out and be prepared to find out that you are making a whole host of Turkish sounds the wrong way!
I'd like to do a bit more research and as well talk to a few Turkish friends to confirm my findings and then I'll try and write a more in depth post on the topic here in the next few weeks.
Until then, enjoy Neil's interview.
Here it is: http://www.everydaylanguagelearner.com/2013/05/02/neilreesinterview/