when you leave. if you meet someone you can say iyi akşamlar(good evenning)
The final e in geceler sound like 'a' to me. Is there a rule for when an e sounds like an a?
From what I've read, the vowel written as <e> is typically pronounced as [æ] as in 'dad' in syllables ending in certain sounds, i.e. /m, n, l, r, z/.
That might be mispronunciation on our lady's part. Turkish is a phonetic language and e should always sound like an e, ideally. :)
From what I've heard from native speakers of Turkish, the sound of the letter E does shift to a short A sound in certain words (especially in words ending in 'ler'). Best course of action, when writing, is to make sure the vowels match. 'ler' goes after a final vowel of e i ö or ü and 'lar' goes after a final vowel of a ı o or u.
When that is strange. I read everywjere that Turkish is supposed to be phonetic as you say but as people here are saying, the 'e' before /m, n,l, s,z/ does normally sound more like æ to me.
On top of that, I've a Turkish friend called Ekrem who normally explains that his name should be pronounced more like Ekræm. So I 'm confussed about this.
The Turkish alphabet is more phonemic than phonetic. That's to say if a difference in pronunciation affects meaning, it's reflected in writing, but other variance isn't reflected. [æ] is how the letter e is pronounced in those environments you mentioned, but it never contrasts with [e], so it's contained under the umbrella of the letter e.
Is there a reason why greetings/farewells use the plural forms of nouns? For example, "geceler" is the plural for "gece," which means night, correct?
Guys guys so you are saying "e" should always be prnounced as "e" but i have heard it sounding like "a"... it's confusing... any rule for that?
İt also sounds like an "a" to me, for example the word "ben" sounds like "ban". İ thought it was like the Spanish " e" :/
It is, in open syllables—syllables that end in a vowel. When it's bookended by consonants, as in Selcen (both e's) or günler, it sounds like the A in English "bad".