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Re: CHAT: (no subject)

From:Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
Date:Thursday, March 4, 2004, 1:37
From: "Henrik Theiling" <theiling@...>

> Azerbaijani is essentially the same as Turkish.
It's essentially Turkish spoken by Shi'as who never have had anything to do with Ataturk. Southern Azeri happens to be my father-in-law's native tongue (he's from near Lake Urmia; he's actually a mix of Arab, Turkish, Armenian and whatnot).
> Please do not hit me if you know better. :-) I just know that a woman > that I know from northern Iran, who (apart from Farsi) speaks > Azerbaijani, can talk to Turkish people without any audible (to my > ear) difference.
She may be from around Tabriz in NW Iran... anyway, you can get by speaking most any Oghuz language -- not sure about Turkmen though.