Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 10, No 3 (2018)

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Terminological problems of Turkmen language emerges as one of the important issues of the first half of 20th century. Controversial articles were written and different recommendations were made about notion on "Turkmenistan" newspaper. In 1925 the book "It would be better if we arraged our language" was published by an author who's pseudonym was "The Writer". In this article, explanations about the arragement (clarification) of the turkmen language was made. In response to this article, an author with a pseudonym of "The Reader", wrote an article named "The cure is worse than the ill". In this article, the realities of suggestions are examined. Emphasizing that there are 109 turkish, 39 arabic-persian words in the 46 line article, the author indicates that 30% of the article consists of arabic-persian. In the 71st issue of the newspaper, a writer named Abdulla embraces the the work of "The Writer" from the basis, in his article called "Our language issue". In the article, he tries to answer the questions that he puts forward on this issue. Y. Nasırlı joins the discussion with his article named "Our thought in the language topic". In this article, the author broadly and deeply examines The Writer's, The Reader's and Abdulla's articles'. Another author who actively joins these discussions is M. Geldiyev. He joins the discussion with his article in 74th issue of the newspaper named "The language of Turkmenistan's newspaper or the issue of notion". With examining the articles of The Writer, The Reader, Abdulla, and Y. Nasırlı, he also brought forward three half suggestions and tried to ground those. This article reveals the basics of notion in the Turkmen language. After this, the Turkmenistan newspaper publishes an article named " The last answer " and at the end of this issue he announces that this discussion has ended. In the contexts of these articles, it is possible to state that they are the first ones on the subject of notion.

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