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Offline tribalelder

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« on: May 24, 2010, 08:02:49 AM »
I have been reading a novel a part of which is set in Turkey. I came across this single word "Ayril" (Undotted i) It could possibly be Kurdish in the context of the novel. In Turkish the only translation I can find is Separate or disjointed which does not make sense in the scenario. It may also be a swearword but again I cannot find a translation. Bit of a long shot but any ideas[?]



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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 09:02:21 AM »
According to this translator
http://www.stars21.com/translator/turkish_to_english.html
It means 'sobering'

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 09:08:25 AM »
Is it Turkish for washing powder :D

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 13:12:22 PM »
Phil sobering is "Ayilma" whereas this word is Ayril.  Turkish dictionaries vary so much in their translation it is surprising we ever get anything right!  I have found another dictionary which quotes the word among about 12 possibilities as "leave or Get off" This could be right in the context of the situation. :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 13:17:05 PM »
Keith I hardly think a Turk /Kurd in Diyarbakir is going to say to an American who has just pi**ed him off "Washing Powder" but I like your reasoning!:D 8)

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 18:09:36 PM »
In the dictionary i have the closest i found is ayrilic, meaning lack of accord, dissent, disagreement, legal seperation. Alan

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 18:57:26 PM »
The verb ayril(mak) (i without the dot) means to part, separate from one another

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 18:58:25 PM »
Tribalelder, what is the book that you are reading?

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 19:18:38 PM »
Persil or Ayril that is the question ?
, By  l. g . Arriston

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 22:39:32 PM »
Apparently as far as i can understand  It means to be advised to leave.




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