Turkish is the primary language of some thirty million people. Anyone concerned with current social, political, and cultural developments in Turkey knows that a practical understanding of the basic patterns of modern Turkish is an invaluable skill that until now has been difficult to attain without extensive training.
This superb grammar and exercise text, used successfully for years in Princeton University, enables English-speaking students — in and out of the classroom — to gain a quick and thorough understanding of modern Turkish. In a carefully arranged sequence of 23 lessons, Lewis V. Thomas, late Professor of Oriental Studies at Princeton, presents thorough coverage that allows the student to begin to use the basic patterns of modern Turkish without time-consuming and expensive private instruction.
The method of instruction was devised after an extensive analysis of results in Princeton classrooms, and relies on exercises at the end of each lesson to test the student's grasp of the material. Beginning with the alphabet and numbers, Professor Thomas offers clear, concise coverage of articles, adjectives and nouns, common infinitives, personal pronouns, and elementary verbs. As the student's comprehension of basic elements develops, further lessons deal with more complicated subjects such as the possessive construction, past general verbs, postpositions, the partitive, progressive verb forms, and abbreviating verb forms. A complete Turkish-English glossary translates new vocabulary occurring in the exercises.
Norman Itzkowitz, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, has skillfully made the necessary revisions and additions to complete Professor Thomas' work. For anyone who needs to communicate in this important and influential language, Professor Thomas' proven course, now in an inexpensive paperback edition, is the most effective method available.
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2nd person 3rd person adjective Ahmedin Ahmet Bey aldı altı Ankara Ankaraya ayak bahçesi bardak beş Beyoğlu bugün bunun buraya büyük çay çocuk çocuklar çok common inﬁnitive dative defa deﬁnite didn’t DOMINANT VOWEL dört Dün efendim English Erdoğan eski etmek Exercise father ﬁnal fincan ﬁnd ﬁrst member ﬁve garden geldi Genç gerundive gider girl gitmek gitti gördüm gördünüz güle gün günü güzel hangi Hayır indeﬁnite Istanbul istedi Izmir kaç Kaç tane kadın kahve kaşık kendi kilo kitabı kız küçük kuruş kutunun Lesson lira Mehmet misin misiniz miyim negative nerede noun objective deﬁnite onların Oraya otomobil Parayı past deﬁnite plural Ist person possessive construction postpositions Practice aloud pronoun saat sabah sahibi şeker Selma şey substantive sufﬁx suﬁix suﬂix Turkish alphabet üç vardı variable consonant verb forms verb stem vowel harmony word Write in Turkish yaşlı yatak yesterday yüz zaman