Balkan Turkisms and their lexical and grammatical features


Turkish language has been one of the most important sources of enrichment of the vocabulary of the Balkans’ languages, during 5 centuries of Ottoman congestion. All Balkan languages have given and taken from each other. The impacts on these languages have been merely of local character and were limited to border dialects. In contrast to these effects, Turkish borrowings are spread so uniformly in the Balkan languages, that a significant number of them can be defined as"Balkan Turkisms". In this work, we aim to bring to readers attention a clear overview focusing on: Common fund of Balkan Turkisms and its lexical and grammatical characteristic

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22804250v3i2p175

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