SOFTNESS AND MELODY IN STANDARD TURKISH LANGUAGE

  • Marija Leontik

Abstract

The softness in the standard Turkish language firstly depends on the structures of the sounds, but the melodiousness depends of the sounds’ harmonies in the Turkish language. They make the Turkish language melodious. Those harmonies are the big vowel harmony, little vowel harmony, consonant harmony and vowel-consonant harmony in the Turkish language. Everything is in harmony in the Turkish language. Firstly, vowels are in harmony between themselves, on the other hand the consonants and in the end both vowels and consonants make harmony among each other. The sounds in the Turkish language take the order like the notes in the music. We, as linguists, want to explain the softness and the melodiousness in Turkish language and present the role of new Turkish alphabet accepted in 1928 and the sounds harmony in this matter.

Published
May 20, 2017
How to Cite
LEONTIK, Marija. SOFTNESS AND MELODY IN STANDARD TURKISH LANGUAGE. PALIMPSEST / ПАЛИМПСЕСТ, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 29-39, may 2017. ISSN 2545-3998. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/PAL/article/view/1863>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.
Section
ЈАЗИК / LANGUAGE