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(cooke) saka anlaminda bir Kelime...geldiginde baslariz...yazdig

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05:10 Sep 10, 2006
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Turkish term or phrase: (cooke) saka anlaminda bir Kelime...geldiginde baslariz...yazdig
Günaydin ! This belongs to a short message. Well I have a hard time understanding this "cooke" joke. Do you know what it's all about ? Also baslariz... yazdig (when you come we shall start... written ?), I don't get it ! It's for French translation so what I really need is the meaning of it. Tesekküler.
kelime
France
Local time: 13:22
English translation:...
Explanation:
The only explanation I can think of is that "cooke" is phonetically similar to "joke" when pronounced in Turkish - but I must stress the "similar" part, because it isn't a perfect match, it's only similar. Otherwise there's no other term similar to "cooke" related to jokes ("saka" means "joke" as you correctly determined). I am pursuing this line of reasoning because the message says "(cooke) saka anlaminda bir Kelime" meaning: "(cooke) a word meaning joke".

As for the second part, you have correctly understood the "we shall start when you come" part, but the last word is cut off and we can understand only the meaning of the verb (to write) and the tense - the person writing the message is referring to something you have written. But you should ask for clarification, if possible.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-09-10 06:42:42 GMT)
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Glad to be of help Genevieve. Have a nice Sunday.
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Balaban Cerit
Turkey
Local time: 14:22
Grading comment
çok teşşeküler ve iyi günler.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Explanation:
The only explanation I can think of is that "cooke" is phonetically similar to "joke" when pronounced in Turkish - but I must stress the "similar" part, because it isn't a perfect match, it's only similar. Otherwise there's no other term similar to "cooke" related to jokes ("saka" means "joke" as you correctly determined). I am pursuing this line of reasoning because the message says "(cooke) saka anlaminda bir Kelime" meaning: "(cooke) a word meaning joke".

As for the second part, you have correctly understood the "we shall start when you come" part, but the last word is cut off and we can understand only the meaning of the verb (to write) and the tense - the person writing the message is referring to something you have written. But you should ask for clarification, if possible.

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Note added at 1 hr (2006-09-10 06:42:42 GMT)
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Glad to be of help Genevieve. Have a nice Sunday.

Balaban Cerit
Turkey
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: Turkish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
çok teşşeküler ve iyi günler.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Good morning Balaban and thank you for your investigations. You are probably right about the cooke/joke interpretation. As for the end of the message, since you say that it was cut off I will mention it to the person who received the message. Once again you have been very helpful to me. Sagol.

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