Turkish Language Translation Services
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The highest quality translations, brisk turnaround schedules, competitive rates, and sharing of our knowledge, are all requisites for ALT‘s success. The complete and accurate translation of your company’s communications is vital to your success. That’s why ALT is obsessed with providing the best translators for YOUR project. High-quality translations are the product of a highly talented and experienced translation team with expertise in your industry. ALT puts all the pieces together to make it hap
Why choose us for English to Turkish or Turkish to English Translation?
Advanced Language Translation’s Professional Turkish translation services utilize only native speakers to ensure quality and precision translations for your target audience. The ability to translate from/into Turkish requires not only a strong knowledge of the Turkish language, but also the diverse cultures of the Turkish-speaking world, as well as an understanding of the target audience, purpose of the source text and technical aspects of written Turkish.
When doing business in Turkish, professional, human translation is a must. Do not expect to close a business deal or impress your clients with spotty software translation. Only through human translation, edited and customized to your target audience, can your meaning be honestly conveyed and your audience not be offended.
We are proud of our excellent reputation for reliable and high quality Turkish to English and English to Turkish translation services. We have assembled teams of translators from around the world, with an array of skills and specialties and can custom fit the knowledge and strengths of our teams to your specific projects. To demonstrate our commitment to quality and our dedication to our clients, we offer free consultations and provide an industry leading 180-day warranty on translation!
We provide quick and easy custom quotes for your Turkish translation and localization needs.
Need to get the “gist” of Turkish?
Although professional translation is highly recommended for any business, legal or sincere correspondence in Turkish, sometimes it may be ok to use machine translation (via software or the internet) to get the gist of an e-mail or web page. By no means is machine translation an acceptable substitute for professional translation—the technology is not there yet. But it is great for quickly getting the general idea of an article, e-mail, or web site.
Interesting Facts about the Turkish Language
The Turkish language is the official language of Turkey. It is also one of the official languages of Cyprus, the Prizren District in Kosovo and several municipalities of the Republic of Macedonia.
Turkish is an agglutinative language. Speakers add suffixes to stems of words in order to indicate the grammatical function of the word. These suffixes can indicate, number, gender, cases and declensions. There is, however, no grammatical gender.
The Turkish Language Association undertook an initiative to remove Arabic and Persian loanwords from the Turkish language. They successfully removed several hundred and replaced them with older Turkish words that had fallen into disuse or created new words from Turkish roots. Approximately 14% of the words listed in the 2005 official dictionary are of foreign origin. Currently, they are attempting to introduce Turkish terminology for the information technology sector instead of using English loan words.
There are several words of Turkish origin in the English language, including baklava, Balkan, horde and shish kebab.
History of the Turkish Language
Turkish was first spoken in the thirteenth century. It also served as the basis for Ottoman Turkish, the written language of the time. This language of the Ottoman Empire was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian vocabulary, and even has some traces of grammatical influence. There was a definitive distinction between spoken Turkish and Ottoman Turkish, however only Ottoman Turkish was deemed worth of study.
Then, in 1928 as the modern Turkish state was being established, the language underwent a politically driven reform. The spoken language of the country became the national language, attempts were made to remove the Arabic and Persian influences and the Arabic alphabet was replaced by the Roman alphabet. At that time, the Turk Dil Kurumu (Turkish Language Association) was established to standardize the language. The government also undertook a large literacy movement to teach the Turkish people this newly reformed language.
The Turkish language adopted a modified version of the Latin alphabet after the writing reform of 1928. The alphabet includes the following additional characters: ç, ğ, ö, İ, ş and ü. Before the writing reform, the language used a modified Arabic script, called the Ottoman Turkish script.
Turkish Language Statistics
- Turkey has a literacy rate of about 90%.
- There are 46.2 million speakers of Turkish in Turkey, with an additional 4.4 million worldwide.
Translation and Localization Issues with Turkish
Advanced Language Translation Inc has extensive experience with the in and outs of the Turkish Language and we have a long and flawless record of success with complicated Turkish translation projects.
During the translation process, there is a substantial textual expansion when translating from English into Turkish, which should be taken into consideration during the authoring stages.
Although the Turkish language is divided into western dialects and eastern dialects, there is a high level of mutual intelligibility. Most differences are in terms of vocabulary, rather than structure and grammar. Therefore, dialect variation does not pose a major translation issue.
Turkish Language Vital Information
Speaking Population: 50.6 Million
Where Spoken: Turkey, Cyprus, Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Germany, Bulgaria, France, US, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Greece, UK, Australia, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, Azerbaijan
Writing Systems: Latin 1 extended
Code Pages: ANSI – 1254
Windows – Turkish
Unicode Supported: Yes
Common Phrases: (phonetic pronunciations in parentheses)
Turkish: Türkçe (TYRK– che)
Hello: Merhaba (MEHR-hah-bah)
Good-bye: Allaha ismarladik (LAHS-mahr-lah-duhk)
Please: lütfen (loot-fen)
Thank you: teşekkür ederim (tesh-ek-ur ed-er-im)
English: ingilizce (ing-li-zi)
Yes: evet (eh-vet)
No: hayir (high-r)