A Simplified Grammar of the Ottoman-Turkish Language by James W. Redhouse

By James W. Redhouse

The Ottoman Language is the main hugely polished department of the good Turkish tongue, that is spokon, with dialectic adaptations, around the complete breadth, approximately, of the center sector of the continent of Asia, impinging into Europe, even, within the Ottoman provinces, and likewise, in Southern Russia, as much as the frontiers of the previous state of Poland. The Ottoman language is, in its grammar and vocabulary, essentially Turkish. It has, despite the fact that, followed, and maintains increasingly more to undertake, as required, an unlimited variety of Arabic, Porsian, and overseas phrases (Greek, Armenian, Slavonic, Hungarian, Italian, French, English, etc.), including using the various grammatical ideas of the Arabic and Porsian, that are given as Turkish principles within the following pages, their starting place being in every one case particular. the nice Turkish language, turkje, Ottoman and non-Ottoman, has been classed, by means of eu writers as one of many " agglutinative" languages ; no longer inflTable of Contents Preface ; word on identification of Alphabets xii; bankruptcy I Letters and ORTnooiurnr; part I quantity, Order, Forma, and Names of; Letters 1; Synopsis of Arabic, Greek, and Latin; Letters four; ? II Phonetic Values of Letters, Vowel-Points, Orthographic indicators, Transliteration, Ottoman Euphony 15; bankruptcy IL Ottoman Accidence; part I Nouns considerable fifty one; ? II Nouns Adjective GS; ? III Numerals seventy four; , IV Pronouns eighty two; vi; desk of contents; part V Demonstratives 8b; ? VI Interrogatives 89; ? VII Relative Pronouns ninety; ? VIIIDerivation of Verbs ninety two; (Table) ninety four; ? IX Conjugation of Verbs ; Moods; Tenses ;; Participles; Verbal Nouns; Gerunds ninety nine; ? X Numbers aiul Tersons one hundred fifteen ? XI advanced different types of Verbs , 119; ? XII First complicated class one hundred twenty ? XIII moment ? ? a hundred twenty five; ? XIV 3rd ? 129; ? XV mixed (Turkish) Conjugation 133; ? XVI detrimental and Impotential Conjugations , one hundred thirty five; ? XVII Dubitative, strength, and Facile Verbs 141; ? XVII I Verb substantive one hundred forty four; ?

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Besides this scholarly criticism of Snouck Hurgronje’s limited understanding of new developments in Islam, and a political defence of the use of this weapon in the war, he also exposes Snouck Hurgronje’s serious lack of critical sense. ²⁹In the third and final part Becker explains and defends Germany’s policy in matters Islam and the Ottoman Empire. He discusses the different views of the Ottomans’ claim to the caliphate, which the British supported as long as it served their interests in maintaining order in India.

284. , p. 284. Christiaan Engberts, Orientalists at War, Leiden: unpublished paper; 2014. All references are to the version reprinted in Becker’s collected studies: Carl Heinrich Becker, Islamstudien ii, Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer; 1932; pp. 281–304. Becker, Islamstudien ii, pp. 286; 297. See its reproduction in Welt des Islams 3(1915) no. 1, p. 5. Becker, Islamstudien ii, pp. 288; 293. , p. 293. , pp. 294–295. , p. 298. , pp. 287 and 287 n. 2; 301. , p. 303. , p. 303. All references are to the version reprinted in Snouck Hurgronje’s Verspreide geschriften iii, pp.

Notes  I gracefully acknowledge the invitation of François Pouillon and Dominique Casajus to present an extended version of this research project in their seminar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, during a stay in Paris in March and April 2015 funded by the Institut d’études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman. I am greatly indebted to François Pouillon for his constant interest in my research on Snouck Hurgronje. I thank Christiaan Engberts for allowing me to read a first draft of a yet unpublished paper that he presented in my seminar on the history of orientalism in spring 2014.

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