TSR Turkish Society Watch

S-man10
Badges: 18
#2861
Report 5 years ago
#2861
(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
It's the 'finest' I can afford right now >_>

The tenth man of S


What's all that about? Please tell me there aren't 9 more of you.
I'm sure you could afford something that actually falls under 'fine' dining

Maybe there are :laugh: It was an old saying insprised by someone :moon:
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2862
Report 5 years ago
#2862
(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
1) There's few Turks on TSR.
This, despite being a sizable minority population in the UK. There is a lot of talk in the media about how Black Britons underperform in education, but Turkish Britons tend to do even worse. A lack of educational achievement usually correlates with a lack of educational interest, so Turkish Britons are unlikely to flock to TSR in their numbers.

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
2) The few ones that do seem to only post about food.
Exactly. I would bet that 90% of posts in this thread would involve kebap in one form or another. Talk about playing to stereotypes...

Little to no one here care that Galatasaray have been drawn with Chelsea, and Trabzonspor with Juventus; the corruption scandal that is going on in Turkey's parliament; Turkey's involvement in Syria; its inclusion in MINT; nor share experiences of trips to Turkey; the history of the Ottoman Empire, Great Seljuk Empire, the Gokturk Empire; the linguistics of Turkish and its connections with the other Turkic and Altaic languages;....

...No, it's kebap. It's only ever about kebap! :cry:
0
reply
S-man10
Badges: 18
#2863
Report 5 years ago
#2863
Lets be honest, were it not for kebab this thread wouldn't exist
0
reply
hollywoodbudgie
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2864
Report 5 years ago
#2864
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
This, despite being a sizable minority population in the UK. There is a lot of talk in the media about how Black Britons underperform in education, but Turkish Britons tend to do even worse. A lack of educational achievement usually correlates with a lack of educational interest, so Turkish Britons are unlikely to flock to TSR in their numbers.
I think 90% of Turkish girls I know have decided to become hair dressers

Is this a parenting fail?

Little to no one here care that Galatasaray have been drawn with Chelsea, and Trabzonspor with Juventus;
I knew GS would get Chelsea.

the corruption scandal that is going on in Turkey's parliament; Turkey's involvement in Syria; its inclusion in MINT; nor share experiences of trips to Turkey; the history of the Ottoman Empire, Great Seljuk Empire, the Gokturk Empire; the linguistics of Turkish and its connections with the other Turkic and Altaic languages;....

...No, it's kebap. It's only ever about kebap! :cry:
Society chats tend to be more social I suppose, though I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the bold matter

EDIT: Also, look at the society description you wrote
0
reply
hollywoodbudgie
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2865
Report 5 years ago
#2865
(Original post by S-man10)
Maybe there are :laugh: It was an old saying insprised by someone :moon:
Is it based on the idea that when nine people agree on something, it’s the tenth man’s responsibility to disagree no matter how improbable the idea is? :holmes:

(Original post by donxuan)
x
:wavey: Join us Turks here
0
reply
S-man10
Badges: 18
#2866
Report 5 years ago
#2866
(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Is it based on the idea that when nine people agree on something, it’s the tenth man’s responsibility to disagree no matter how improbable the idea is? :holmes:
Perhaps. It is what you make of it :iiam:

To me it just sounded catchy
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2867
Report 5 years ago
#2867
Guys, quick question, but be honest please, If non Turk (but Turkish speaking) heard you speaking Turkish and came up to you and said hi, what would you think?? I saw few Turks around the uni, I really wanted to go to them, say hi, but then they might think differently and I end up embarrassing myself. There is no Turkish society in my uni btw
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2868
Report 5 years ago
#2868
(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Is this a parenting fail?
No, I think that Turkish parents place paramount importance unto education. It's not so much to do with the culture of those who actually hail from Turkey, but rather it is more to do with the chav-esque nature of Turkish youth in this country which is somewhat problematic.

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
I knew GS would get Chelsea.
I think Mourinho got there first.

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Society chats tend to be more social I suppose...
You mean 'more shallow'?

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
...though I'd be interested to hear your opinion on the bold matter
I am embarrassed to admit that I do not feel I know enough about the matter to make an educated comment on it.

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Also, look at the society description you wrote
'Does that kebab need some more chilli sauce? If so, then why not come in here and I'll add in some salad too.'

:facepalm2:

(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Join us Turks here
Who's that, your boyfriend? :giggle:

(Original post by INurl)
Guys, quick question, but be honest please, If non Turk (but Turkish speaking) heard you speaking Turkish and came up to you and said hi, what would you think??
I'd think 'oh, a fellow Turk with whom I can breed...hello :hubba:'

(Original post by INurl)
I saw few Turks around the uni, I really wanted to go to them, say hi, but then they might think differently and I end up embarrassing myself.
What's so embarrassing about saying 'hi'? They'd only be grateful. You need to stop being so self concious and act like a man!

(Original post by INurl)
There is no Turkish society in my uni btw
Maybe we go to the same uni... :hmmm:
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2869
Report 5 years ago
#2869
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
No, I think that Turkish parents place paramount importance unto education. It's not so much to do with the culture of those who actually hail from Turkey, but rather it is more to do with the chav-esque nature of Turkish youth in this country which is somewhat problematic.



I think Mourinho got there first.



You mean 'more shallow'?



I am embarrassed to admit that I do not feel I know enough about the matter to make an educated comment on it.



'Does that kebab need some more chilli sauce? If so, then why not come in here and I'll add in some salad too.'

:facepalm2:



Who's that, your boyfriend? :giggle:



I'd think 'oh, a fellow Turk with whom I can breed...hello :hubba:'



What's so embarrassing about saying 'hi'? They'd only be grateful. You need to stop being so self concious and act like a man!



Maybe we go to the same uni... :hmmm:
:eek:
I'll try, next time when i see turkish girls, I'll go to them and say hi!
haha Scotland is loong way from where I study
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2870
Report 5 years ago
#2870
(Original post by lNurl)
I'll try, next time when i see turkish girls, I'll go to them and say hi!
Boys need love too. :naughty:
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2871
Report 5 years ago
#2871
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
Boys need love too. :naughty:
Turkish boys are attractive enough to receive it without any trouble :rolleyes:
0
reply
hollywoodbudgie
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2872
Report 5 years ago
#2872
(Original post by lNurl)
Turkish boys are attractive enough to receive it without any trouble :rolleyes:
Usually, yes :sexface:

Pity most are chavs :sigh:

(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
Who's that, your boyfriend? :giggle:
No, but he calls me mysterygirl and wants to know where I live :dontknow:

(Original post by lNurl)
Guys, quick question, but be honest please, If non Turk (but Turkish speaking) heard you speaking Turkish and came up to you and said hi, what would you think?? I saw few Turks around the uni, I really wanted to go to them, say hi, but then they might think differently and I end up embarrassing myself. There is no Turkish society in my uni btw
I'd say hi back

Why the interest in Turkish women? :holmes:

Also, how comes you know how to speak Turkish?
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2873
Report 5 years ago
#2873
(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Usually, yes :sexface:

Pity most are chavs :sigh:



No, but he calls me mysterygirl and wants to know where I live :dontknow:



I'd say hi back

Why the interest in Turkish women? :holmes:

Also, how comes you know how to speak Turkish?
just to be friends, nothing more
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2874
Report 5 years ago
#2874
(Original post by lNurl)
Turkish boys are attractive enough to receive it without any trouble :rolleyes:
Too bad the women let us down...

Spoiler:
Show
...just kidding! :ahhhhh:


(Original post by hollywoodbudgie)
Also, how comes you know how to speak Turkish?
I believe she's Azeri, so she probably speaks Azerbaycan Türkçesi.
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2875
Report 5 years ago
#2875
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
Too bad the women let us down...

Spoiler:
Show
...just kidding! :ahhhhh:




I believe she's Azeri, so she probably speaks Azerbaycan Türkçesi.
How to change flag in my profile

true true, but I speak turkish too, A* from A levels proud... but when I am nervous I will mix up azerbaijani to turkish

Most people can understand turkish in azerbaijan, but cannot speak, unless they have satellite where they can watch turkish drama 24/7
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2876
Report 5 years ago
#2876
(Original post by lNurl)
true true, but I speak turkish too, A* from A levels proud... but when I am nervous I will mix up azerbaijani to turkish
I got an A, so that's quite commendable (or I just did very poorly).

(Original post by INurl)
Most people can understand turkish in azerbaijan, but cannot speak, unless they have satellite where they can watch turkish drama 24/7
Well, we have 'Azeri TV' in Turkey. I remember watching 'A Knight's Tale' dubbed in Azerbaycan Türkçesi and I understood the vast majority of it. The pattern seems to be that you replace the 'b' with the 'm', so you say 'menim' instead of 'benim', for instance. As well as 'yakşı' instead of 'iyi', 'çox' instead of 'çok', etc. But I imagine that with a bit of time and dedication a Turkish speaker could learn Azeri without too much trouble, and vice versa (not to take away from your own achievement).
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2877
Report 5 years ago
#2877
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
I got an A, so that's quite commendable (or I just did very poorly).



Well, we have 'Azeri TV' in Turkey. I remember watching 'A Knight's Tale' dubbed in Azerbaycan Türkçesi and I understood the vast majority of it. The pattern seems to be that you replace the 'b' with the 'm', so you say 'menim' instead of 'benim', for instance. As well as 'yakşı' instead of 'iyi', 'çox' instead of 'çok', etc. But I imagine that with a bit of time and dedication a Turkish speaker could learn Azeri without too much trouble, and vice versa (not to take away from your own achievement).
yes, it's hard for turkish to learn azeri, because of the sounds, we have all the sounds and letters you have, but you dont have the letter Q or X (i think). We never start word with ı but you do. We have the letter ğ with sounds completely different to your ğ
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2878
Report 5 years ago
#2878
(Original post by lNurl)
We have the letter ğ with sounds completely different to your ğ
Interesting, I never knew about this before and I just looked it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%9E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_velar_fricative

In the second article it mentions that although the sound is deleted in most Turkish dialects (which indicates that it exists in some). After listening to the demonstrative recording I think I actually know someone from Cyprus who pronounces the ğ something like that.

Istanbul Turkish, I think, is a very easy language. Incredibly few complications per se.

(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
...[discussion of] the linguistics of Turkish and its connections with the other Turkic and Altaic languages...
Booyakasha!
0
reply
lNurl
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2879
Report 5 years ago
#2879
(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
Interesting, I never knew about this before and I just looked it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%9E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_velar_fricative

In the second article it mentions that although the sound is deleted in most Turkish dialects (which indicates that it exists in some). After listening to the demonstrative recording I think I actually know someone from Cyprus who pronounces the ğ something like that.

Istanbul Turkish, I think, is a very easy language. Incredibly few complications per se.



Booyakasha!
Yes, in the second article for azeri they put the word Ağac, its same in turkish but when i tried to pronounce it in turkish you kinda lose that letter, it's like you are saying 2 a with pause in the middle, but for us its sound similar to X - H. Also, another fact if you are interested, we never start a word with ğ like ı
0
reply
RamocitoMorales
Badges: 21
#2880
Report 5 years ago
#2880
(Original post by lNurl)
Also, another fact if you are interested, we never start a word with ğ like ı
We don't start any words with ğ either. But for ı, I can think of 'Ilık', off the top of my head.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Have you made up your mind on your five uni choices?

Yes I know where I'm applying (55)
67.9%
No I haven't decided yet (17)
20.99%
Yes but I might change my mind (9)
11.11%

Watched Threads

View All