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The Object of an Infinitive
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30.       si++
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 15 Sep 2012 Sat 02:57 pm


Quoting Abla

That is what I was afraid of. This is crucial ambiguity. Does passivizing help? Yes it eliminates the second one but the adjective use still applies.


                    Unutulması zor. ´It is difficult to forget her/him/it


Unutulması zor bir kadın = a woman hard to forget

31.       Abla
3647 posts
 15 Sep 2012 Sat 02:58 pm

Thank you for the clear answer, si++.

32.       si++
3785 posts
 12 Apr 2013 Fri 12:12 pm

Here´s another example of ergativity. I hear this every time I watch a volleyball game on TV.

Servis kaçtı. X (player´s name) servisi kaçırdı.

(lit. the service missed. X missed the service) X made a service error.

33.       Abla
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 12 Apr 2013 Fri 02:58 pm

Quote: si++

Servis kaçtı. X (player´s name) servisi kaçırdı.

It is not very surprising that ergative uses of verbs rise in sports coverages where dynamity is aspired by means of language. Active eats passive.


We want more examples. Stay awake everyone.

34.       Abla
3647 posts
 01 Jul 2013 Mon 08:33 pm

Kitap iyi satar (satılır).


One of the not so common examples of Turkish ergativity.

35.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 01 Jul 2013 Mon 09:13 pm


Quoting tunci


what about this ;

Ampulun rengini değiştirmesi alışılmadık bir durum. --> The bulb´s changing it´s colour is an unusual thing.

--- We got causitive now..



i have understood it at first glance:

His changing the bulb´s color is an unusual thing. (he started to use blue or white bulb instead of red bulb)! Not a clear sentense even for a native.


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