Colloquial Turkish : The Complete Course for Beginners by Ad Backus

By Ad Backus

A number of days in the past I published a harsh evaluate of this booklet. i made a decision that my criticisms have been unfair in that my reactions had as a lot to do with my method of studying a language as they did with the publication itself.

I've obtained a certified curiosity in studying Turkish. My final objective is with a purpose to learn Turkish journals and Turkish courses in background and social technology. i would not brain buying a few spoken fluency besides, however it isn't my first precedence. i'm sincerely now not the viewers for whom "Colloquial Turkish" was once released. (The name must have been my first clue.) a few of my frustration with the e-book come up from the truth that the authors did not write the publication that i needed them to.

That being acknowledged, even those people who are so much drawn to conversational Turkish can be forewarned. Aarssen and Backus essentially think in studying via immersion with out a lot remark approximately how the language truly works. The book's principal pedagogical gadget is the discussion, one in every of which starts each one lesson. those dialoques current occasions -- assembly a chum in the street, introducing one's English family members to one's Turkish buddies, and so on. The dialogues are through vocabulary lists. there's very restricted dialogue of the mechanics of the language. This makes for a sluggish begin certainly. you can actually memorize vocabulary, but when you must begin placing jointly sentences and in alternative ways construct your repertoire, you will discover your self annoyed. you might want to begin pondering in Turkish and checking out your personal little expressions in keeping with the content material of the discussion, yet you will not have the tools.

In alternative routes, the presentation seems to be needlessly vague. The routines that seem in every one unit are beautiful sparse, and the reasons are frequently cryptic. This challenge is compounded via the truth that examples and motives usually use vocabulary that hasn't been brought within the vocabulary lists, and so they may perhaps use verb tenses that have not been coated. This makes for difficult sledding, although, back, i believe the authors do that deliberately at the precept that one expands one's command of the language via confronting kinds and vocabulary that one hasn't formerly visible. My argument will be that studying is far swifter and more beneficial if those new varieties, etc., are observed via extra explanation.

I don't desire to bash the publication. i have been utilizing it for a number of weeks now and i have made a few headway. yet i'm primarily self-teaching, and this isn't the best way I procedure studying a language.

In my conversations with a number of those that educate Turkish and from what explorations i have been in a position to perform, i might say that in the event that your process appears like mine, you'd be at an advantage with "Elementary Turkish" through Kurtuluº Oztopçu. it is not affordable at $75.00 plus delivery, yet you get a way more whole textual content plus CDs to aid with pronunciation. if you purchase "Colloquial Turkish" with accompanying CDs, you are going to pay in regards to the related. regrettably, i believe you might have to shop for "Elementary Turkish" on-line without delay from the writer. i have never obvious it indexed on Amazon.

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He hasnâ < previous page < previous page Colloquial Turkish ve got time. t fancyâ ¦(I donâ t have the wish toâ ¦). t got the courage. page_64 page_65 next page > next page > 43 44 Colloquial Turkish Page 65 This form also is used with persons other than first singular â Iâ . The possessive endings are: -im (or after a vowel -m) for first person singular; -in (or after a vowel -n) for second person singular; -si (or after a vowel -i) for third person singular; -imiz (or after a vowel -miz) for first person plural; -iniz (or after a vowel -niz) for second person plural; and -leri for third person plural.

How are you? à ZLEM: Great. How are you? DEMET: Fine, thanks. Is that bag new? e. use negatives â ¢ talk and ask about possession â ¢ ask for things â ¢ use demonstratives (â thisâ and â thatâ ) Dialogue 1 Muhallebicidedirler They are at the cake shop Demet meets à zlem in a cake shop DEMET: Selam, canım. Nasılsın? à ZLEM: Bomba gibiyim. Sen nasılsın? DEMET: SaÄ ol. O çanta yeni mi? à ZLEM: Evet. Dün aldım. DEMET: à ok güzel, güle güle kullan! Ne içersin? à ZLEM: à ay. Sen ne içmek istiyorsun?

Previous page page_96 < previous page page_97 Page 97 demedim. Evet. (to the others:) Jeton next page > next page > Sözcükler bence according to me yazabiliriz we can write toplantı meeting koçum! baÅ lamalıyız we have to start  mate! ) git ya! come on!  belki maybe kusura bakma Iâ baŠına gelmek to be in trouble yeni geç kalmaz he doesnâ  new (here: finally) yenge Colloquial Turkish t come late düŠmek m sorry to fall 59 60 Colloquial Turkish aunt (here used as a form of address for a female peer) Exercise 5 Answer the following questions about the text.

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