Finished my tree!
I just finished my Turkish tree.
All the trees I'd completed up to this point were either for Germanic or Romance languages, so Turkish was definitely a trial.
The course is amazing. It's very thorough. I don't feel very confident at all yet, but that's not a fault of the tree. With continuing to practice on Duolingo, I expect I'll end up somewhere in the A2 area of proficiency.
The tree is a lot to take in, because of how different the language is from English. But it gets easier! It's overwhelming at first, but don't worry, with practice, everything starts to fall into place. The language is very consistent.
Thank you to Selcen, Alex, and the rest of the Turkish team for an awesome course!
Ho boy yes!
I did Turkish fairly intensively over the summer, and recently started working on Slovak again, and I sometimes wish for the Turkish grammar back.
It's different, but very regular. I think there are about a dozen irregular verbs, and with nouns, the biggest irregularity I have seen is with front suffixes after a written back vowel and that sometimes a syllable is dropped from two-syllable words when adding an ending. Peanuts compare to what goes on in Slavic.
On the other hand, if you hear a word that has like four suffixes on it, it takes a while to be able to "decode" that in real time!