Permata/Bermata

Permata/Bermata
As to the name of the village — The Greeks who lived in Asia Minor prefer using the post and lintel Greek letter Pi when writing the name of this village. (the Turks sound a P as in Pasha).

To my ear when the name is spoken in Turkish it sounds like a B as in Bermende which is the Latin letters that the Turks use for the river that runs through the village. So for my English speaking friends, to pronounce it so a Turk would understand what they are saying, I sometimes use Bermata with the accent on the first syllable.

When the site was originated I found that Permata in Indonesia had a site on the Internet. Now that they no longer use the name I use Permata.