Ottoman Turkish was the direct predecessor of modern Turkish spoken today in Turkey and large geography outside of Turkey that used to form a part of the Ottoman Empire. This ONLINE course will be an introduction to basics of Ottoman Turkish through learning the alphabet and readings in printed text selections. The fundamental principles of Turkish grammar and syntax will be frequently reviewed. The students will also be introduced to the Arabic and Persian elements incorporated into Ottoman Turkish. Another important aspect of this course is to familiarize the students with the use of dictionaries to solve problems encountered in the assigned texts.
*The class requires specific knowledge of the Turkish language to the level of at least B2.
Classes will take place through ZOOM or SKYPE, online platforms.
Course Dates: Saturdays , 11 July – 28 August 2020
Times: 2–4 pm
Instructor: Dr. Cumhur Bekar