Peace Corps - Turkmen Language Manual

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US Peace Corps Turkmen  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The manual of standard Turkmen language is designed to teach basic language skills that Peace Corps volunteers need during a tour in Turkmenistan. An introductory section gives information about the Turkmen language, including a brief history, notes on the alphabet, vowel and consonant sounds, rules of vowel harmony, and specific grammatical forms (nominal and verbal words, affixes, articles, personal pronouns, prepositions, relative clauses, complex sentences, word order). Lessons are organized by topic: personal identification and greetings; conversations with hosts; food and food etiquette; transportation; getting, giving, and clarifying directions; shopping; communication systems; medical issues; communication in social situations; and workplace communication. Each lesson includes some or all of these elements: cultural notes on the topic in question, a list of intended competencies, a brief dialogue in Turkmen, a vocabulary list, and grammar and vocabulary notes. Appended materials consist of the dialogues in English, calendar-related vocabulary, numbers, terms of relationship, forms of address, anatomy and health, school terminology, notes on verb conjugation, and a glossary of the words contained in the dialogues.

Turkmen: 1993-2013; Currently Inactive

Turkmen: Currently Inactive

Turkmen a Turkic language, is the national language of Turkmenistan. It is spoken by 4 million people in Turkmenistan, and by an additional 700,000 in northwestern Afghanistan and 1,400,000 in northeastern Iran. Turkmen is in the Turkic Language Family. It is a member of the southwestern Turkic sub-branch, more specifically the East Oghuz group. This group also includes Khorasani Turkic. Turkmen is closely related to Turkish and Azerbaijani, with which it is for the most part mutually intelligible.

Turkmen is spoken in: Turkmenistan

Turkmen is also called: Torkomani, Trukhmen, Trukhmeny, Turkmani, Turkmanian, Turkmencha, Turkmeni, Turkmenler, Turkomans

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