The Form Of Using Connectives In The Turkish Language And The Ottoman Language (A Comparative Study)


  • Ghufran Muhammad Obaid


Turkish language, comparison, Ottoman language, poets


In the Turkish language, many studies have been conducted on various topics of grammar to this day. However, no separate detailed study has been conducted on connectives, which have an important place in terms of linking words, word groups, and sentences. The study aims to discuss conjunctions, which have the task of linking different elements within the language, in a collective way, taking into account the semantic relationships within sentences. It included opinions on defining the concept of the linking letter in dictionaries and grammar books, with an emphasis on the methods and techniques used in research. Since most conjunctions have no meaning in and of themselves, it was considered appropriate to evaluate them in sentences. Conjunctions are considered one of the most important topics in teaching the Turkish language to foreigners. In order to understand a language as a whole, it is necessary first to consider and examine the parts that make up the structure of that language, and then to try to understand the whole in the relationship between the parts and the whole. Conjunctions, because of their function as word types, play an important role in moving from part to whole. Conjunctions have a very wide place in the Turkish language. The biggest problem the study faced was the lack of sufficient resources about conjunctions. In most grammar books, detailed information about conjunctions is not provided, and in addition, the fact that articles written on this topic revolve around some conjunctions has added to the lack of resources. In the first part, I talked about the concept of conjunctions, their classification, and their functions, and in the second part, I explained the characteristics of conjunctions in terms of their structure, use, roots, connections, and use in sentences.