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30.       si++
3785 posts
 15 Mar 2012 Thu 11:02 am

 

Quoting Mavili

 

 

Isn´t this describing Dr. Who?Wink 

 

It´s some verses of a famous poem by a famous Turkish poet.

31.       Abla
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 12 Apr 2012 Thu 08:52 am

Takiyeddin Efendi’ye ne mi oldu?

 

It’s an exceptional question. There are two question markings: the pronoun ne and the particle mi which we usually don’t see together.

 

olmak here means change of state, it’s an equivalent to English ‘happen’.

 

> ne oldu? ‘what happened?’

 

The dative complement tells ‘happened to whom’?

 

> Takiyeddin Efendi’ye ne oldu? ‘what happened to Taqi al-Din efendi?´

 

The particle mi makes it a yes/no question. When it is placed in the middle of the sentence the question concerns the preceding word, in this case ne.

 

> Takiyeddin Efendi’ye ne mi oldu? ‘is-it-what happened to Taqi al-Din efendi?’

 

> ‘Are you asking what happened to Taqi al-Din effendi?’

 

If there is a better way to say it in English, please tell me.



Edited (4/12/2012) by Abla

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