Institutiones Linguae Turcicae, cum Rudimentis Parallelis Linguarum Arabicae & Persicae. Vol. I

Date

1756

Identifier

Shoults Gb 1756 M

Type

Publisher

[Vienna]: ex typographeo Orientali Schilgiano

Abstract

The dominant language of the Ottoman Empire (c.1299-1922) was Ottoman Turkish, a mixture of Turkish, Persian and Arabic. Language reform began after the establishment of Turkey, which focussed on using only authentic Turkish words. One who documented early Modern Turkish was Franciscus à Mesgnien Meninski (1623-1698). He first published his Institutiones Linguae Turcicae, a Turkish-to-Latin dictionary and grammar, in 1680. It was ground-breaking in its comprehensiveness; the first on Turkish grammar. Modern-day language historians and linguists still find this publication a valuable reference work for the Turkish language of the early modern period. This copy is the second, enlarged edition, printed in Vienna in 1756.

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Citation

Franciszek Meninski, “Institutiones Linguae Turcicae, cum Rudimentis Parallelis Linguarum Arabicae & Persicae. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10764.