Author : Ahmet HAŞİMİ
Number of pages : 303-313


Besides physical and geographical conditions, Hassa region has provided the focal points of several settlement centers since the earliest times of history, due to the favorable condition that the economic and social conditions provide for settlement. Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Mamluks and Ottomans and even Egyptian forces under the control of İbrahim Pasha, the son of Kavalalı Mehmed Ali Pasha Entered the Hassa region for the same reasons and tried to hold on to this region. The Turkish invasions to the Hassa region, which started since 1042, gained concentration after the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, and in the following periods the region became totally a Turkish homeland. In the age we live in, the mass media, which develop and change at a dizzying pace, also affect the dialects which are oral culture items. This development and change, on the one hand, serve to form a standard language, but also lead to the disappearance of the dialects. Scientists, who are interested in the Turkish language field, have done a lot of researches to identify Anatolian dialects which tend to disappear and to examine the features of the dialects. Besides, scientists have clarified many issues of Turkish as a result of their dialect studies. In this context, the features of the Hassa dialect, which is an Anatolian mouth, are in danger of this extinction. In this study an examination and evaluation were made on the consonant features of the region with the movement of the texts compiled from the dialect of Hassa region. This study will be a source for the preparation of the Anatolian dialect atlases and will shed light on some of the Turkish's pending issues.


The Hassa Dialect, Dialect Researches, Consonants

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