The Correct Pronunciation of:



The cedilla is of Turkish origin & not French, however the pronunciation is often wrongly assumed to be French.

Because Dr Hulusi Behçet was Turkish, the correct pronunciation is with a hard "ch", as in "choice", with "e" [both first and second e letters] as in "end" and with the terminal "t" sounded: "Beh-chet".

Because it contains a cedilla, "Behçet" is frequently & wrongly assumed to be French in origin and therefore pronounced with a sibilant "s" sound [as in "satsuma"] or soft "ch" [as in "shoe"], with the "e" incorrectly like "i" [as in see], with the "t" incorrectly silenced:

"Beshay" is NOT the correct pronunciation