The Turkish word saniye sounds like Arabic thaniye, of the same meaning. The th was pronounced s in some dialects.
I have been told that you could recognize some arabic words in turkish language, when there is a "i" after an "a", like in "saniyerler" ( and not a "ı" as you can expect respectful to the grammarical rules) or a "u" after a "ü" like in "vücut".
Thank you for your intriguing comment. That is my cue to do some research into Turkish Arab loan words.
A ^ & lingot.
Is "i" pronounced at all? It sounds like "sanyeler" to me.
Yes it is definitely pronounced ☺
Well, here it seems to blend with "y". At least to me.
I can hear it blending, but I can definitely hear the i too.
Why i and not i whithout dot after the a?