How Do You Pronounce "Kusadasi?"

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#1
Texas
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For those who have been there -- or otherwise know -- how do you pronounce the name of this Turkish port city?

A) Koo-sah-DAH-see

B) Koo-SAH-duh-see

B) Some other way

Thanks.

'Vegas Jim
#2
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Carefully? I think it's "A". ???

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#3
New Cumberland,PA, USA
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Its a great question and the answer is A and B (I am serious). The last time we were in this port (our 3rd visit) this question came up on the ship. The cruise director, who was British, pronounced it "B." The American tour desk manager pronunced it "A." I asked a couple of Turks ashore, and they both told me either "A" or "B". Go figure! I think if you ask enough locals, you will get other answers.

Hank
#4
Bradenton,Fl. USA
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The last time we were there it was pronounced:
KOOSE a da see which really threw us for a loop!

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#6
Texas
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Well ... a lot of help you all are! Seriously, thanks for your input. I guess it can be whatever you want it to be, huh? If the natives say it different ways, I suppose it doesn't matter.

Thanks again.

'Vegas Jim
#7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> The last time we were in this port (our 3rd visit) this question came up on the ship. The cruise director, who was British, pronounced it "B." The American tour desk manager pronunced it "A." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pronounce it "A". The Brits don't know how to speak English!

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#8
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AltaJoe! LOLOL

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#9
Bradenton, Florida
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by suekay:
To add to the confusion....I've heard it's "KOOSHA DAH SEE" !!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

We were just there on the Star Princess a couple of weeks ago. We it pronounced suekay's way the most.

No matter how you say it, it's a great place and the people were fantastic!
#10
Santa Barbara, CA
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I've asked the folks at Kusadasi Online for the correct pronunciation. If you're up to figuring it out for yourself, they have a guide to pronouncing Turkish, along with basic useful phrases, on their web site at http://www.******************/essentials/lessons.htm.

Vegas Jim, can I expect you to be able to speak the language fluently by the time we dock there on the Prinsendam?

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#12
Santa Barbara, CA
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Replace the asterisks in my last post with Kusadasionline, followed by the usual ".com". Don't know why this board refuses to show it to you.

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#14
Santa Barbara, CA
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mike Andrews:
Take a few shots of RAKI and it will definately improve your Turkish.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm sure the Turkish say that about English when they come to Pennsylvania on vacation.

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#15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by suekay:
To add to the confusion....I've heard it's "KOOSHA DAH SEE" !!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


This is how the locals told me it was pronounced when I asked when we were there..

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#16
Texas
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Cactuslady ... I'm not sure about speaking Turkish by the end of September. However, I really like to talk turkey. Does that count?

'Vegas Jim
#17
New Cumberland,PA, USA
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Cactuslady,,, trust me that the folks here in Central PA also talk Turkey (wish I had thought of that one first)

Hank
#18
Santa Barbara, CA
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Joined Apr 2003
Well.
The folks at Kusadasi Online say: "Something like Kooshadasi." I'm sure we'll all get by.

By the way, it occurred to me that perhaps I should have referred to the people of Turkey as Turks instead of Turkish. I hope that's not a mortal sin akin to referring to a Scotsman as being Scotch instead of Scottish.

Selemat malaam, folks. (That's a rough pronunciation of "good evening" in Indonesian, which greatly impresses the dining room staff when said by a Holland America Line passenger at dinner, which, with any luck, will be lobster instead of turkey.)

--Cactuslady
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#20
Bradenton,Fl. USA
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On our first trip to Turkey back in 1990 the Turks assumed we were British since they saw very few American tourists especially away from Istanbul. One evening in Pergamon a little kid approached us at the inn we were staying at and asked us to come join his family on the front lawn, drink some Raki and let him practice his English. When we got there we were indeed "honored guests" who were treated to their "best" Raki. We recovered the top of our heads a couple of days later......

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