On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Barry Garcia wrote:

> I recently aquired an MP3 of a Turkish pop song (called "araba" - car),
> and i've discovered that turkish is a very pretty language when sung. Its
> so full of soft sounds. Anyways, carry on =).

We have a large Turkish minority, and in our neighbourhood they
are very close to being the majority, so we hear Turkish all round.
Children loudly shouting 'Anne', chatting at shops and around the
school... Our children come home telling each other to 'topla',
'clean up'. Even when we're unable to take a holiday, it gives a
sense of being in foreign parts, and yes, Turkish sounds very good,
although some people complain that it is monotonous because of
the vowel harmony.

Ob conlangs: I've once tried to make a conlang with vowel harmony,
but it failed quite quickly because I couldn't prevent wrong
words from entering the lexicon...

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