hammam vs hamam

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by viva!, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. viva! Senior Member

    London
    Spanish. Spain
    Dear all,
    I need to know the correct spelling of the Turkish baths. Is is hammam or hamam? I am writing it for a Spanish text
    I have found in the web both spellings and I would appreciate your help.
    Regards
    Viva
     
  2. macrotis Senior Member

    İstanbul
    Turkish
    Hamam is the correct orthography, hammam is the original Arabic word and not used today.

    "Hammam" is found only in the name of a Classical Turkish Music composer, Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi.
     
  3. viva! Senior Member

    London
    Spanish. Spain
    Thank you very much.
    Regards
     

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