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  • ISBN 0340492317
  • ISBN13 978-0340492314
  • Language English
  • Author Geoffrey Lewis
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division; 2nd edition (October 15, 1992)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats mbr lit docx mobi
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Words Language and Grammar
  • Size ePub 1459 kb
  • Size Fb2 1483 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 373

This updated introduction to Turkish for the general reader puts emphasis on everyday life, business and culture. It covers grammar and useful vocabulary introduced through special exercises, dialogues and reading passages to enable the student to become confident in all situations.

Teach Yourself Turkish Paperback – October 15, 1992. by Geoffrey Lewis (Author).

Teach Yourself Turkish Paperback – October 15, 1992.

First of all, this is not a "Oh, this is easy and fun" book that begins with "Hello" and tells you the word for water but never tells you how to say "I want a glass of water" and "He wants a glass of water". concoct, "Cat-mine-of paw-its-of wound-its existent-preterite"), one appreciates the philosophic elegance. I would opine that the streamlined, no-frills nature of the text and the almost clinical development may be too intellectually demanding for some readers.

He was well known as the author of Teach Yourself Turkish and academic books about Turkish and Turkey. Lewis was born in London, England in 1920 and educated at University College School and St John's College, Oxford (MA 1945, DPhil 1950; James Mew Arabic Scholar, 1947).

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Title: Teach Yourself Turkish Publisher: Teach Yourself Books Publication Date: 1992 Binding: Paperback Book . 8. Published by Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division (1992). ISBN 10: 0340492317 ISBN 13: 9780340492314.

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i great book to start learning turkish but you need a coach, friend or even a teacher to help you with the pronunciation.very concentrate, basic vocabulary, accurate grammar, simple explanations. a lot in a thin volume.
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Review of "Turkish", by Geoffrey Lewis, published by Teach Yourself books, Hodder and Stoughton, reissued 1992.

First of all, this is not a "Oh, this is easy and fun" book that begins with "Hello" and tells you the word for water but never tells you how to say "I want a glass of water" and "He wants a glass of water". This is a serious book, concentrating on grammar. If you work through it, you _will_ learn "Hello". But you will learn how to put complete sentences together to really _say_ things.

It is an extremely compressed book. For example, in Unit 2, you get: Present tense of verbs, present tense of "to be", negative of the verb "to be", the personal pronouns, the possessive suffixes, use of the possessive suffixes, the interrogative particle, and adjectives ... in nine pages!

I personally like this approach. But finally I have become negative on this book and given up on it. I am looking for another book. Here's why:

Here is the example that finally made me give up on the book: At the beginning of Unit 2, the book explains that present tenses of verbs are formed by adding the appropriate part of the verb "to be" to the stem-vowel-"yor". And it shows that 3rd person singular of "to be" is "dir". But two pages earlier, it gives "he is going" as "gidiyor", not "gidiyordir". There is no explanation of this seeming contradiction.

I am willing to work hard ... but not to scratch my head about things the author should have explained.

The author points out all sorts of little details (perhaps no longer even relevant), like "There once was a rule that ..." on page 25. But basic examples are inadequate. For example, after introducing the present tense, there are no examples in the form "The house is red." We see how to say "I am hungry" (well, actually, this is in an exercise, not an example), but not how to say "The man is hungry." I can guess pretty well, but I'd like to be sure.

Sometimes, the explanation of fine points overwhelms the simple statement, as in the section on adjectives on pages 30 and 31, which is 90% about fine points like adjectives used as nouns, and changes of order according to emphasis ... and only at the end of the section is there one example: "kara kedi" means black cat. Oh: and what is an "attributive adjective"?

In addition to the inadequacy of the examples, the exercises are inadequate. In Unit 2, which introduces 8 separately numbered concepts, there is a total of only thirty sentences of exercise. Ten of the form "Translate into Turkish 'I am hungry'", ten sentences to translate from Turkish, and ten sentences to translate into Turkish.

The book is careless in details. For example, on page 14, it says "verbs [of a certain kind] will be shown thus: etmek (ed-)". But the vocabulary does not show it in this way.

There are examples using words that not only are not defined in the unit where they are used, but are not even in the vocabulary at the end of the book: "ününüz" means "your fame" (page 27), but "ün" - "fame" is not in the vocabulary.

Finally, adding physical injury to mental insult, the binding is so bad that if you turn a page ten times, it falls out.