By Ad Backus
A number of days in the past I published a harsh overview of this e-book. 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 ebook itself.
I've received a qualified curiosity in studying Turkish. My final target is so one can learn Turkish journals and Turkish courses in heritage and social technology. i would not brain buying a few spoken fluency to boot, however it isn't really my first precedence. i'm in actual fact now not the viewers for whom "Colloquial Turkish" used to be released. (The name must have been my first clue.) a few of my frustration with the booklet come up from the truth that the authors did not write the e-book that i wished them to.
That being acknowledged, even those people who are such a lot drawn to conversational Turkish can be forewarned. Aarssen and Backus in actual fact think in studying via immersion with out a lot remark approximately how the language truly works. The book's significant pedagogical machine is the discussion, certainly one of which starts each one lesson. those dialoques current occasions -- assembly a pal in the street, introducing one's English kin to one's Turkish neighbors, and so forth. The dialogues are by means of vocabulary lists. there's very restricted dialogue of the mechanics of the language. This makes for a sluggish commence certainly. you can still memorize vocabulary, but when you must begin placing jointly sentences and in alternative ways construct your repertoire, you can find your self annoyed. you might want to commence pondering in Turkish and checking out your individual little expressions in accordance with the content material of the discussion, yet you will not have the tools.
In alternative routes, the presentation seems to be needlessly imprecise. The workouts that seem in each one unit are lovely sparse, and the reasons are frequently cryptic. This challenge is compounded via the truth that examples and factors frequently use vocabulary that hasn't been brought within the vocabulary lists, they usually may possibly use verb tenses that have not been lined. 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 by way of confronting kinds and vocabulary that one hasn't formerly obvious. My argument will be that studying is far quicker and more beneficial if those new varieties, etc., are followed through extra explanation.
I don't desire to bash the publication. i have been utilizing it for numerous weeks now and i have made a few headway. yet i'm essentially self-teaching, and this isn't the way in which I method studying a language.
In my conversations with a few those that train Turkish and from what explorations i have been in a position to perform, i'd say that in case your strategy seems like mine, you'd be with "Elementary Turkish" via Kurtuluº Oztopçu. it is not reasonable at $75.00 plus transport, yet you get a way more whole textual content plus CDs to assist with pronunciation. if you are going to buy "Colloquial Turkish" with accompanying CDs, you will pay in regards to the comparable. regrettably, i feel you will have to shop for "Elementary Turkish" on-line at once from the writer. i have not noticeable it indexed on Amazon.
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ArkÄ±cÄ± kim? CENGÄ°Z: Edip Akbayram. ALÄ°: O mu? Biraz dÃ¼Å Ã¼nelim. (hums the melody) Å arkÄ±nÄ±n konusu ne? CENGÄ°Z: AÅ ktÄ±r, tabii ki. Ama hava durumundan da sÃ¶z ediyor. ALÄ°: Ha, Å imdi hatÄ±rladÄ±m! â Colloquial Turkish Hava nasÄ±l oralardaâ ¦â 55 56 Colloquial Turkish Together they start singing the song ALÄ°/CENGÄ°Z: hava nasÄ±l oralarda Ã¼Å Ã¼yor musun? kar yaÄ Ä±yor saÃ§larÄ±ma bilmiyor musun? Ali seems to know the melody, but says ismini unuttum. What could that mean? Dur â waitâ and sÃ¶yleme â donâ t singâ are examples of how you â give ordersâ .
ArÅ amba gÃ¼nleri Ä°ngilizce dersimiz var. On Wednesdays we have English classes. Instead of pazar gÃ¼nleri and Ã§arÅ amba gÃ¼nleri, pazarlarÄ± and Ã§arÅ ambalarÄ± are also possible. 64 Colloquial Turkish Colloquial Turkish 65 Other functions of -ecek Apart from future plans and intentions, you can also use -ecek for what you want to happen, or what you want another person to do (-eceksin). The functions range from a kind but strong suggestion to a rather fierce command: Ã devini yapacaksÄ±n.
And how old are you? NURSEN: Iâ m twenty-three. Key vocabulary soru question ayak foot yaÅ age insan people, human gÃ¶stermek to show basan stepping o kadar that much basmak to step, to tread doÄ umlu born ilk ayak basan insan the first person who set foot ay moon, month Â Â to remember hatÄ±rlamak Language points Numbers The word for â to â 100â : 50 zeroâ is sÄ±fÄ±r. , are regularly formed by putting on before bir, iki etc. Thus, â elevenâ is on bir, < previous page page_74 next page > < previous page page_78 next page > Page 78 Dialogue 2 DÃ¼kkanda In the shop Mehmet has run into the bakkal (the grocerâ s) on the corner to get a few things for tonightâ bakkal (grocer) is now ready to take his order s meal.