Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

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Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Robert Lozyniak » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:29 am

I have been watching Bir Kelime Bir İşlem, which is the Turkish version of Countdown.

Link to episode #116 is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhRYnbfw8S0
I recommend watching it, if only for the numbers games in this episode.

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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:09 pm

That in-round music is ridiculous.
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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:10 pm

Also, Merv Hughes looks different.
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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:11 pm

I do like the Britney style mikes. They add some showbiz flair. Maybe Countdown could have them. Not so sure about the audience-behind-the-game shots, though.
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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Innis Carson » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:24 pm

Having some fun trying to work out the rules, but I'm struggling - why at 9:43 is one of the contestants allowed to buzz in during a letters round with a 7? And what was 15:46 all about?

EDIT: And why do audience members keep offering words with two letters not in the selection?

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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Robert Lozyniak » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:24 am

Innis Carson wrote:Having some fun trying to work out the rules, but I'm struggling - why at 9:43 is one of the contestants allowed to buzz in during a letters round with a 7?
Because the letters game is harder in Turkish, I guess.
I'm not sure I've ever seen a 9-letter word, and that's even with the joker.
And what was 15:46 all about?
Odds and evens. To see who gets to pick whether the next round will be "kelime" (word) or "işlem" (calculation).
And why do audience members keep offering words with two letters not in the selection?
Because they're not Apterites. They make mistakes.

Useful Turkish vocab:
Counting 1 to 10: bir, iki, üç, dört, beş, altı, yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on
Higher numbers: 11 = on bir, 12 = on iki, etc. (simpler than English), 20 = yirmi, 30 = otuz, 40 = kırk
"puan" means point(s), "artı" means plus, "eksi" means minus (as in subtraction or a negative number)

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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by Innis Carson » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:18 am

Robert Lozyniak wrote: Because they're not Apterites. They make mistakes.
That's fair enough, just kind of surprised me they'd broadcast it if that was all it was. Wondered if there was some kind of partial credit for such words.

Thanks for the clarifications.

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Re: Bir Kelime Bir İşlem (Turkish Countdown)

Post by David Barnard » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:42 pm

The joker would be good on countdown itself, would make for some more interesting words even if it was just for a special between 2 good players

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