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Question 1:
What family does Ottoman Turkish language belong to?

Question 2: One major difference between modern Turkish and Ottoman Turkish is the former's abandonment of ________ formation according to Arabic and Persian grammar rules.
InflectionPreposition and postpositionCompound (linguistics)Compound verb

Question 3: Other scripts, too—such as the ________ and the Rashi script of Hebrew—were used by non-Muslim groups to write the language, since the Arabic alphabet was identified with Islam.
Greek languageSyriac alphabetPhoenician alphabetGreek alphabet

Question 4: For example, a scribe would use the Arabic asel (عسل) to refer to ________ when writing a document, but would use the native Turkish word bal when buying it.
Honey beeEuropean honey beeHoneyBeekeeping

Question 5: Historically speaking, Ottoman Turkish is not the predecessor of modern Turkish, but rather the standard Turkish of today is essentially Yeni Osmanlı Türkçesi as written in the Latin alphabet and with an abundance of ________ added.
Acronym and initialismEuphemismNonce wordNeologism

Question 6: Orta Osmanlı Türkçesi (Middle Ottoman Turkish) or Klasik Osmanlıca (Classical Ottoman Turkish): Language of poetry and administration from 16th century until ________.
First Constitutional Era (Ottoman Empire)Ottoman EmpireTanzimatTurkish people

Question 7: It contains extensive borrowings from Arabic and Persian languages and was written in a variant of the ________.
ZayinArabic alphabetKaphPerso-Arabic script

Question 8: Similarly, when the Armenian Düzoğlu family managed the Ottoman mint during the reign of ________ Abdülmecid, they kept records in Ottoman Turkish, but used the Armenian script.

Question 9: Two examples of ________ and two of Persian loanwords are found below.
Egyptian ArabicAncient North ArabianArabic languageModern Standard Arabic

Question 10: As in most other Turkic languages of Islamic communities, the Arabic borrowings were not the result of direct exposure of Ottoman Turkish to Arabic, a fact that is evidenced by the typically Persian ________ mutation of the words of Arabic origin.
PhonologyEnglish phonologyIrish phonologyInternational Phonetic Alphabet


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