Phonological Differences of Turkish

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PHONOLOGICAL DIFFERENCESBACKGROUND OF THE ISSUE"I have noticed in travelling about the country a good many differences in the pronunciation of common words… Now what I want to know is whether there is any right or wrong about this matter… If one way is right, why don't we all pronounce that way and compel the other fellow to do the same? If there isn't any right or wrong, why do some persons make so much fuss about it?"- Letter quoted in "The Standard American," in J.V. Williamson and V.M Burke, Eds. A Various Language -Phonological differences of a language include societal factors which influence language change, as identifying markers of social groups. Social groups distinguished by language are based upon factors including geography, socioeconomic status, and gender.

There is principle of language which changes its values into one form for one meaning and one meaning for other form. In most language there is different ways of expressing same thing more or less in the same meaning.

This multiplicity, or linguistic variation, is also perhaps an important and even necessary aspect of the nature of language.

Variation in timeLanguage dimension are constantly, pervasively, and systematically changing. In the lexicon, new words are always appearing; in the grammar, restructuring is always underway (like rid arises as an alternative to ridded or lighted to lit). The result is linguistic variation, different ways of saying more or less the same thing. While this variation may be undesirable from aspect of grammar, it proves useful to social groups, for differentiating and marking themselves, and to individuals, to express their awareness of varying social circumstances.

Speech communitiesLanguage changes and spreads in a speech community, a group or network of people whose language is more or less the same because, to the relative exclusion of others,