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Nouns in Grammatica Turcico Latina


Division of Old Turkic Language, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Journal of Literature and Humanities 2022; 1: 74-85
DOI: 10.5152/AUJFL.2022.1015014
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The Ottoman Empire, which proved its political superiority on the stage of history, attracted the intense interest of other nations and increased its efforts to establish close relations with this state, which held power and power. In response to the political development of the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Turkish, which was the state language, aroused great interest, so the Turkish language became a prestigious language. In this period, schools were opened abroad in order to learn the Turkish language and many works describing this language were created. Grammatica Turcico Latina, which was handled by Albert Bobowski (Ali Ufkî Bey) in 1666, was also written in order to teach Turkish to Europeans. Ali Ufki Bey, who translated many works, published musical works, and was assigned as a translator in the palace until he came to grammar studies, also influenced the researchers after him, taught Meninski, who left his mark on a period, and his highly appreciated work,It is cited as a source in Thesaurus Linguarum Orientalium Turcicae-Arabicae-Persicae . In his work called Grammatica Turcico Latina , besides trying to teach Turkish with intense sentence examples, he also recorded many important information that could illuminate his period and the next with the grammatical information he gave. He classified his work, which was composed of 3 main parts, with the titles of verbs (de verbo), nouns (de nomen), and sentences (syntaxis). Adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition etc. Ali Ufkî, who evaluated the word types under the title of noun, also evaluated the subject of nouns in seven categories. With his classification, he set an example for later researchers, taught Turkish to many foreigners, and learned Turkish in the XVII century. The work of Ali Ufki Bey, which sheds light on the 19th century, is a valuable language heirloom.

Cite this article: Besli, N., & Tokay, Y. (2022). Nouns in Grammatica Turcico Latina. Journal of Literature and Humanities, 68, 74-85.

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