Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 1 14:47:46 UTC 2013

At 1/31/2013 07:54 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>There was enough information in the movie to make me feel I was on
>safe ground inferring his name was Turkish (whether or not I was
>correct in doing so), and yes, at least in linguistic treatments of
>Turkish written in English, those fronted Turkish vowels do involve
>umlauts and umlauting.

For how long has Turkish been written using the Latin alphabet (with
some extra letters/diacritics)?  Is it written at all today in Arabic script?


>(It's not just the form of the symbol, since diaereses aren't
>umlauts, but the function as well, which is essentially the same in
>Turkish as in German, even though the causes, e.g. vowel harmony,
>might be different in some cases.)

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