In historical ages, speaking language of Turkmens was Oghuz Language, but the written Language was Chagatai language. Due to it’s characteristics of being between Eastern and Western Turkish dialects, Turkmen Turkish has always attracted the researchers with its characteristics from different dialects. Since 18th and 19th centuries, especially the great poet of classic Turkmen literature, Mahdumkuli, and poets such as Kemine, Zelili, Seydi, Mollanepes following him have connected the literary language to the public language in their works. One of the poets following Mahdumkuli, who created a new method and style in connecting the classical literature language to the public language, trained his followers and succeeded to impact them, is Gurbandurdi Zelili. In this study, firstly life, works, literary personality, subjects of poems of Zelili will be mentioned. Then the writing characteristics of vowels and consonants at the beginning, middle and end of words in his poems will be considered. Under the title of spelling characteristics in the attachments, writing and variances of derivational suffixes, name suffixes, verb suffixes and verbs; writing attached or separated in words; and language and spelling characteristics such as whether they are connected to vowel and consonant compliance will be evaluated.
Keywords: Zelili, Turkmen poet Zelili, Gurbandurdi Zelili, Turkmen poem.