@Ayjahana_Japarova Hi, thanks for response. I have some questions about your language. Its dificult to learn Turkmen language? Its true that the sound of "S" in turkmen have a sound similar to "TH" (Dental "S")? And, In Turkmenistan have schools of Turkmen language for foreigners? Sag Boluň. 🙏🙏🙏 🇹🇲
@Ignacio1 Hi! Yes exactly, as you have mentioned we have both dental S and Z. There are many dialects in Turkmenistan according to its regions. But in terms of accent and pronunciation we have 2 different accents. The one with dental Z,S is spoken in southern regions of the country and at the same time its the official spoken. And in northern regions there is spoken without dental sounds. Both of them is same language with different accents. So if you wanna speak Turkmen and find it hard to pronounce dental, you can prefer the northern accent, its same. I don't think Turkmen language is difficult if you learn it in Turkmenistan among native people. It has very smooth and orderly grammar which is known as agglutinative system. There are several schools which is taught with more than 2 languages. So you can prefer English-Turkmen one in order to keep up easily. When you speak Turkmen with locals as a stranger you will make people happy, perhaps it may feel like you are a celebrity hahaha. I hope if you come Tm you will enjoy fantastic atmosphere there : )
Hi! Thank you very much for answering! What interesting fact about Turkmenistan in which there are two accents of the Turkmen language, fortunately I can not speak dental, in the Spanish of Spain they use the dental form, I am Argentinian, but I know the dental form ;) It is a very good way to learn speaking in Turkmen with the locals, it is nice to be able to dialogue, share and be able to know more about your beautiful culture :) I hope to visit Turkmenistan and learn Turkmenistan because I like it a lot. 😊 🇹🇲 I have a doubt: Besides being a agglutinating language like all the Turkic languages, do you emphasize the words at the end how all the Turkic languages in Turkmen? Sag Boluň, Thanks 👌
@Ignacio1 Hola! Yes, we emphasize vowels of each words like other languages. The grammar structure of sentence is: Noun+object+verb. Ex: "Men kitap okaýan." Which is like "I book read." I hope I answered right thing to your question, if not please inform me ))
@Ignacio1 You are welcome! Sag boluň! There is no accentuation on the last syllable in Turkmen. It's only possible on 1st and 2nd syllable. The reason we don't emphasize last syllables of words is the agglutinations itself demonstrate the meaning of the word. That's why we don't emphasize the agglutinations of words.
We only emphasize/accentuate the main part of words if exists. Ex: "Kenar" is a main word which means 'seaside' and its 2nd syllable is pronounced lengthily. Now, let's add some agglutination. "Kenarlaryndan" Now it means 'from the (somewhere) seaside'. Here, we only emphasize the 2nd syllable, the rest '-laryndan' agglutination never accentuates.
To sum up, no, in Turkmen there is no accentuation on the last syllable of words :))
@Legomaster 'Great! Now I have more clarity on the Turkmen language, then it is usually in the first or second syllable, perfect; then comes agglutination defining the sense of the word. Thank you very much for help me understand and be more near to your beautiful culture, Greetings! Sag boluň 😊