Re: Turkish influence on your language
I'm not sure whether it's off-topic but since it's related to the Ottoman Empire I write it and leave the decision to the moderators.
I don't think Ottoman lingual (excluding other cultural aspects) influence was confined to vocabulary. There must have been literary influence too and mainly via Persian literature. Persian was, so to speak, the literary language (not to consider court, etc. language that is unrelated to our topic) of the Ottomans and even some Ottoman kings have composed Persian poems. Ottomans brought Persian language and literature to Balkans. I just found a Persian article titled "Persian language in Balkans", which apart from some Persian vocabulary passed to these languages via Ottoman Turkish, mentions several Albanian and Bosnian poets who have composed Persian poets. So Ottomans must have brought some literary influence to the literature of the languages spoken in Balkans. Unfortunately, the name of the poets is in Persian and I can't directly write you their names but if you are interested, I can try to find how their name is written in their native language and write them for you.
Last edited by Alijsh; 10th February 2008 at 5:51 PM.
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