Old Anatolian Turkish language

Old Anatolian Turkish language
Old Anatolian Turkish
Spoken in Sultanate of Rûm, Anatolian Beyliks
Era Developed into the Early Ottoman Turkish
Language family
Writing system Perso-Arabic script
Official status
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguasphere part of 44-AAB-a

The Old Anatolian Turkish language[2](Modern Turkish: Eski Anadolu Türkçesi) is the stage in the history of the Turkish language.[3] It was a language which was spoken by Turks of Anatolia between 11th-15th centuries. It developed into the Early Ottoman Turkish language and then Turkish language. Its writing system was Arabic. Unlike the Ottoman Turkish, ḥarakāts of the Arabic script were used.[4]

Old Anatolian Turkish was widely spoken in the entire area of Anatolia. Despite of this, it had no official status. In 1277, Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey declared that:

"Starting from today, in dervish convent, in council, in the palace, in Majlis and in squares, no language other than Turkish is allowed." [1]

In the 15th century, Old Anatolian Turkish language developed into Ottoman Turkish language.



Old Anatolian Turkish Ottoman Turkish (Kamus-ı Türkî spelling) Modern Turkish English
كُزلٔر كوزلر Gözler "Eyes"
دَدَ دده Dede "Grandfather"
كُچُك كچوك Küçük "Little"


Letter Modern Turkish Letter Modern Turkish
ا a,e,i ص s
ب b ض d
پ p ط t
ت t ظ z
ث s ع a
ج c غ ğ, g
چ ç ف f
ح h ق k
خ h ك k
د d ل l
ذ d, z م m
ر r ن n
ز z و o, ö, u, ü, v
ژ j ه h
س s la, le
ش ş ى i, y, ı

See also


  1. ^ a b http://www.kimkimdir.gen.tr/kimkimdir.php?id=1547
  2. ^ Excerpt from Britannica Entry "..so-called Old Anatolian Turkish.."
  3. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/426768/Old-Anatolian-Turkish-language Old Anatolian Turkish language -- Brittanica Online Encyclopedia
  4. ^ Ergin, Muharrem, Osmanlıca Dersleri, BOĞAZİÇİ YAYINLARI, ISBN 9754510539[page needed]

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