On Sep 16, 1:36 am, Yusuf B Gursey <ygur...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 15, 4:44 am, Athel Cornish-Bowden <acorn...@imm.cnrs.fr> wrote:the Sublime Porte was the seat of the Ottoman government in the 19th
> > On 2012-09-15 05:44:43 +0000, Athel Cornish-Bowden said:
> > > On 2012-09-11 08:21:47 +0000, Dieter Britz said:
> > >> There are words made up that repeat themselves. E.g.
> > >> What is the name for this sort of thing?
> > > I'm surprised that no one seems to have mentioned "River Avon", of
> > Not to mention Mount Berg (Canada) and Mount Sierra (California --
> in Turkey this sentence is used to mock people who don't know Perso-
> Bab-I A^li^'nin yUksek kapIsInda ayIn mehtab I$Ig~Inda bir atlI
> "at the high gate of the Sublime Porte in the light of the moon's
and early 20th cent. the building does indeed have a tall gate. it now
houses the governor's office of Istanbul province (which is
essentially the city and some outlying districts).
> bab : Arabic ba:b "gate"
> a^li^ : Arabic 3a:li: "high"
> yUksek : Turkish "high"
> ay : Turkish "moon"
> mehtab : Persian moonlight (ma:h, mah "moon"; ta:b light)
> I$Ik : Turkish "light"
> atlI "horseback"; at "horse"
> sUvari : Persian su:va:ri: "cavalryman"
> tesadUfen : Arabic tasa:duf-an "coincidentally"
> rastla= to meet by chance; based on Persian ra:st "right, correct,
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