© 2017 - 2019 by Ergun Bağcı. 

The "pure" project refers to my interest in etymology, which is serves one of my major values: "learning".

I continiously search for the background stories of words in my native language, Turkish, and since it includes a lot of borrowed words from Latin, Farsi, Arabic, I never get bored.

Recently, while I was thinking about the how names of months, days, and a lot of other words from daily life originated from a medley of different languages, I realised that there was one interesting set of words which almost didn't change in 2000 years: Turkish numbers. From 1 to 999,999, all the numbers are pure old Turkish, and they are the same as they were when Turks were living in inner Asia. 

So what comes after 999,999? "Milyon", which is "million" borrowed from western languages.

This work represents my admiration of this beautiful fact.