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5.0 out of 5 stars
Clear and Concise Turkish
I have bought many books on Turkish and this is certainly one of the best. It isn't for the raw beginner in my opinion, but if read in conjunction with John Guise's excellent free website (Manisa Turkish) then together they make a powerful learning tool. Some Grammars use an awful lot of complicated English terms which I should have learnt at school, but either didn't, or have now forgotten.
This website is perfect for me
Many many thanks, Manisa Turkish is perfect for me. I needed someone to explain Turkish Grammar in a way I could understand.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Book!, December 18, 2013By Alex (Adana, Turkey) - Amazon Verified Purchase
After looking EVERYWHERE online and in bookstores...This book is BY FAR the BEST Turkish Language book for English Learners on the market.
Now in Paperback.
"The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers."
IBSN 978-0-473-26508-3Amazon USA Amazon UK
This Treatise on the Turkish Language and its Grammar explains and answers some of the difficulties that the learner of Turkish may encounter along their way. This book focuses on understanding Turkish grammar and logic. Those who are interested in the whys and wherefores of Turkish will find amongst these pages the key to their particular problem of Turkish grammar and syntax.
The contents of the 43 chapters range over:
Turkish Basic Grammar: Alphabet, Vowel Harmony, Agglutination, Consonant Mutation, Lack of Gender.
This review is from: turkishlisteninglibrary.com
Number one Best Selling Kindle book..
Today I received an email from John Guise, the webmaster behind a great Turkish resource called Manisa Turkish. John has put together a fantastically helpful website and for anyone who is serious about learning Turkish, this website is a must bookmark site.
This review is from: "The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers" (Kindle Edition) Author: John Guise
It Hit the Spot for me - (5.0 out of 5 stars)
The book explains the ins and outs of Turkish grammar and usage, for native English speakers who have a good grasp of English grammar.
The author explains, contrasts and gives examples that really do assist in practical terms. On the first occasion that I read the book, I found an answer to a question that nobody had been able to explain to me in 15 years! Whenever I have a question, such as "Why is that so?", "How is that the case?" or I wonder how something is constructed then I have referred to the book and found my answer very quickly.
This review is from: "The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers" (Amazon UK - Kindle Edition)
This is a Really Useful Book - 5.0 out of 5 stars
It is written by an English person who is clearly as fascinated with the Turkish language as I am.
This review is from: "The Turkish Language Explained for English Speakers" (Kindle Edition)
Best Turkish Grammar Book on the Market - 5.0 out of 5 stars
I've been learning Turkish on and off for 8 years. I've visited the country many times and I've taken 2 beginner's courses.
I have looked both inside and outside Turkey for a good book on the language, and I am happy to say that I have finally found it! I think this book is fantastic, and it really "joins the dots" for many of the pieces I have in my head. I am writing this review from Turkey and having it available on a Kindle is even better, as I prefer to travel light. It is not the easiest language to learn, but John's book clearly explains may of the trickiest parts, including special descriptions for areas which are particularly difficult for English speakers.
It is a thorough treatment of the entire language but not dry and boring like other grammar books. It uses many examples and especially usefully, breaks the sentences down into the individual grammar components, as well as providing direct English translations. The direct (word for word) translations help one understand the completely different way in which Turks compose sentences: this is probably the hardest part of the language to master and John's method is very helpful.
I would recommend this book for any student of Turkish. For anyone who already has some basic understanding of the language it is the only reference book (other than a dictionary) you will need. For absolute beginners I would still recommend it, but I would also recommend a basic text like "Teach Yourself Turkish".