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Turkmen alphabet and characters

The Turkmen alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Turkic languages.

Turkmen alphabet (lower-case)

Turkmen grammar rules

Like other Turkic languages Turkmen is agglutinative, e.g. grammatical forms are created by adding various suffixes to fixed stems.

Nouns have plural and singular forms. There is no grammatical gender. There are six cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, locative. There are no articles.

Turkmen formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd.MM.yy
e.g. 23.03.16
Long date formatd-nji(y) MMMM yyyy-nji(y) ýyl.
e.g. 17-nji mart 2016-nji ýyl.

Turkmen capitalisation usage

  • Names of user interface elements (commands, menus, dialog box titles), program names, etc.
  • Only the first word is capitalized, e.g., Arabaglanyşyk dolandyryjysy, Daşky gurşaw
    • When referred to names of user interface elements should always be marked by font style (e.g. bold) or, if that is not possible, enclosed in quotes.
    • Acronyms
  • Proper names
  • There are several names in which all words are capitalized:
    • country and state names (Amerikanyň Birleşen Ştatlary, Birleşen Milletler Guramasy),
    • political names (Ýokary Gözegçilik, Türkmenistanyň Ministrler Kabineti). If you are sure that all the words should be capitalized, do it.

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