[Cz-L] "Gelemter Terk"

From: Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo_at_indiana.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 07:15:12 -0400
To: HARDY BREIER <HARDY3_at_bezeqint.net>, Mike <mike.office_at_ntlworld.com>, Czernowitz <Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-to: Miriam Taylor <mirtaylo_at_indiana.edu>

Miriam (Mimi) Taylor <mirtaylo_at_indiana.edu>

There were no Turks in Czernowitz, but there were Armenians.
Could "gelemter Terk" have been translated from Armenian?
What happened to Czernowitz Armenians?
Did they leave, did they stay?
Did they feel closer to the Ukrainians and Ruthenians, or the Romanians?


> How did this stereotype of "A gelemter Terk" come into being is a puzzle to
> me.
> There were no Turks in Czernowitz. Nobody had ever seen a Turk.
> The Turkish domination ended in 1750 and was performed by proxy ( the
> Fanariots).
> And still if somebody was behaving clumsy the first thing that came to
> your mind
> was "a gelemter Terk".
> Hardy
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