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LR005 Turkish

Özlem from Samsun, Turkey, is not only a native speaker of Turkish, but also deals with Turkish in her work as a researcher in the field of natural language processing. We talk about Istanbul, Turkish–German code-switching, agglutination, gatherings of ü and other vowels, non-existing houses, and the challenges of processing Turkish and other languages with computers.

Sorry for the slightly shaky audio quality and background noises.

Music: Can Kazaz – Hayat Böyle Demek ki (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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Turkish in Germany

Sounds and signs

Language reform


Vowel harmony

Natural language processing of Turkish

A song in Turkish