Galataperform/ Istanbul, 2006

I have selected six words from “Ottoman Historical Words Dictionary” by Necdet Sakaoglu. These words are still in use today yet with a different meaning. The words were Polis, Sokak, Hanım İğnesi, Ayropa, Şimşirlik and İbret Taşı. I asked participants to guess what the meanings of the words are and than to write down or draw it. When the event completed I have sent dictionary meanings of the words to participants via e-mail.

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