Turkish voice-over production made simple
As an established Turkish International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional Turkish Voice-Over Service and Turkish Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Turkish voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best Turkish voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.
To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Turkish language
Turkish belongs to the Western Oghuz branch of the Turkic family of languages, along with Gagauz and Azeri. Some linguists believe that the Turkic languages belong to a larger family of Ural-Altaic languages, including Mongolic, Tungusic, Korean and Japonic.
The Turkic languages are distributed over a huge geographical area that spreads from eastern Europe to central and north Asia. They include Azerbaijani, Kasakh and Uzbek. Turkish is sometimes called Istanbul Turkish or Anatolian Turkish, to distinguish it as the language spoken in Turkey.
The development of the Turkish language can be grouped into three periods:
- Old Turkish – 7th to 13th century – the first known written records of Turkish date back around 1,300 years.
- Mid Turkish – 13th to 20th century – during this period Turkish (as we know it today) was influenced by the official language of the Ottoman Empire – Ottoman Turkish, a mixture of Turkish, Persian and Arabic.
- New Turkish – 20th century onwards – in 1928, as part of Atatürk’s Reforms, the Ottoman script was replaced with a Latin alphabet. At the same time, the establishment of the Turkish Language Association saw the removal of Persian and Arabic loanwords.
Which countries have Turkish as a national language?
Turkish is an official language in Turkey, Cyprus and Kosovo. It is recognised as a minority language in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania and Iraq.
How many people speak Turkish as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 63 million people speak Turkish as their first language, mainly in Turkey but also in Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Albania, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan.
Turkish is the most widely spoken of all the Turkic languages.
Did you know…
- Turkish shares a high degree of mutual intelligibility with other Oghuz languages, such as Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Gagauz. Characteristics of Turkish, such as vowel harmony and lack of grammatical gender, are universal within the Turkic family.
- Ottoman Turkish, the literary and official language of the Ottoman Empire (1299 – 1922), was largely unintelligible to the ‘rough Turkish’ spoken by the working classes. But it was the everyday language that became the basis for modern Turkish.
- Turkish dialects can be divided into five main groups – South-western, Central Anatolia, Eastern, Rumelian and Kastamonu. Modern standard Turkish is based on the Istanbul dialect of Anatolian.
- English words that are of Turkish origin include bulgur, Cossack, divan, kiosk, kayak, kebab, shaman and yogurt.
The Turkish economy
Turkey’s emerging free-market economy is the 17th largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP, and the 15th largest by PPP.
Turkey is defined as a newly industrialised country, although agriculture still accounts for around 25% of employment. Key industries include agricultural products, textiles, vehicles and construction materials.
Turkey was a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and is one of the G-20 major economies.