Mom’s Sayings

THINGS MY MOTHER TOLD ME

Told to me by my mother in Turkish on 5/27/84.

AGES OF MAN

Turkish words English translation
Age Saying Age Saying
ON boul boul Ten active like a new born fledgling bird
YIRMI yeyit Twenty come to majority
OTOUZ aslan Thirty filled out frame to the peak of strength
KIRK kaplan Forty slowed down and considerate
ELLIE akel Fifty brain
ALTMUSH fikir Sixty thoughtful meditating
YETMISH salir Seventy deaf
SEXAN silir Eighty quiet
DOXSAN tavik Ninety chicken
YOUZ youmurta One hundred egg
KOF TOUVALA PUT IN A SACK
VOUR TOUVARLA SMASH AGAINST THE WALL.