On November 19, 2019 at 8:04:51 AM UTC-7, Yusuf B Gursey wrote:
> There is a project that is supposed to compile an extensive,
> proffesional etymological dctionary of Turkish, but has not
> really been launched.
Do you mean it's un-really launched and available by request?
> Most good dictionaries like Redhouse will tell you if a word
> is of Arabic or Persian or French / English origin via bookish
Do you know of any available in digital format?
> learning, but have gaps concerning words of Greek, Armenian,
> or Colloquial Persian origin etc., or concerning words that
> come from Old or Middle Turkic but have been borrowed at that
> time from other languages such as Sogdian, Middle Persian,
> Chinese, Tocharian etc.
This is a good point that I should keep in mind...
> For those the best source is still Sevan Nişanyan's online
Yes, I've been using it many years but it's only for online
lookup. I emailed him for a digital file but got no answer.
I also found a pfd by someone calles Erkan Kiraz and these pages
But they are all partial and would need to be merged into a full
word list from TDK, after lots of manipulations and corrections.
I was hoping to find a mostly complete list that I can easily
import, sort, analyse, etc. for the simple purpose of finding
out the percentages of Turkish and foreign borrow word in the
language I called Boktürkçe.
Even if I can't count them for myself, do you know of any stats
Do you happen to have your own stats, estimates or guestimates?