So the 'c' without the little thing on the bottom is pronounced 'dj' rather than 'ch' when it has the thing appended?
Yes, C sounds like the English J in jacket and Ç sounds like Ch in channel.
Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_alphabet#Sounds This should also help. :)
I know. I accidentally answered "good nights" and got marked wrong. Next time I'll remember, Duolingo is in Pittsburg. They aren't hip or twee enough to say "good nights".
Is the 'g' pronounced like 'j' in jacket or more like 'g' in good? The audio is quite unclear here.
The audio sounds fine to me. The G is pronounced like the one in good. The C is pronounced like J in jacket.
I still don't hear it properly, but that could be a mistake in my headphones, so thank you for clearing it up for me! (and thanks for the wonderful course! :) )
No, really -- I think the Turkish audio is quite a bit worse than that of the other languages I've tried here. Certainly better than no Turkish course of course, but I perceive quite a difference in sound quality.
Well, when I click the single word, I can here [g] for the first consonant, but in the phrase it clearly sounds as [j], like [jajalar]
Would you say this as a hello at night, or is it like English where you would only use it to say goodbye?
From a native's perpective when I come across someone in the night time, it is possible for me to say him/her "İyi geceler".
So why is this in the plural? It seems to be saying good nights - also same with good evenings!
Sayings are in general kept in plural in Turkish. They are singular in English.
I wrote "iyi geceler" in a hearing exercise and it didn't accept it for some reason. There's no suitable report option, so I write it here on forum
Always saying I am getting a typo even tho I use the keyboard's version of (i) for the iyi
Not really, there is no implied "d" like in django. It is a straight up "j" sound.