The aim of this study is to reveal the sound phenomena which are effective in the formation of secondary vowel lengths in the Bozüyük dialect. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that four major vocal events were effective in the formation of secondary long vowels in Bözüyük dialect. The first of these sound events is the consonant fall or melt. In the study area, it was observed that the vowel next to it was extended to compensate for the void of this falling consonant, when the /f/, /ğ/, /h/, /k/, /l/, /r/, /y/ consonants in a word were felled or melted. The second is the syllable fusion event. In the region, it was found that form a long vowel by combining of the two vowels, when felled the /ğ/, /h/, /r/, /y/ consonants that is between two vowels within the word. The third is his vowel encounter. In Bözüyük dialect, it was seen that form a vowel lenhth by combining of the two vowels, when it comes a addition beginning with a vowel to root or body of a word ending with a vowel. The fourth is the word merger. In the study area, it was determined that secondary vowel lengths were formed during the merging of two separate words. The compilations made by the researcher from the local people had formed the linguistic materials used to determine these secondary vowel lengths formed as a result of the said sound events. The compilations made by taking audio recordings were later turned into text by decrypted. Since Bözüyük is a region where different ethnic elements live together, compilations were made only from the settlements inhabited by the Yörüks and Manavs, which are local people.


Turkey Turkish Dialects, Bozüyük (Bilecik) Dialect, Long Vowels, Secondary Long Vowels, Sound Events.

Author : Özkan AYDOĞDU
Number of pages: 394-492
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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