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Funny Uses of 3rd Person Imperative
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10.       Abla
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 17 May 2012 Thu 12:31 am

You mean

 

Düşüncelerimizin yönü bir olsun

 

is a kind of subclause and the subject of the main clause is a dropped pronoun. Ok, I guess a native ear can hear that better even though I can’t see any objection for interpreting it as the subject. Stranger things happen.

 

Btw, I have been talking here about sg 3rd person imperatives even though many of the sentences in the thread including this are actually examples of subjunctive. (I found out just today.) The old subjunctive –e in sg 3rd hardly shows any more but an imperative-looking form has taken its place. Even the meaning makes better sense this way.

11.       si++
3785 posts
 17 May 2012 Thu 09:09 am

 

Quoting Abla

You mean

 

Düşüncelerimizin yönü bir olsun 

 

is a kind of subclause and the subject of the main clause is a dropped pronoun. Ok, I guess a native ear can hear that better even though I can’t see any objection for interpreting it as the subject. Stranger things happen.

 

 

Yes exactly! It cannot be interpreted as the subject.

 

We have two clauses here:

 

Main clause: yeter = it´s enough (its subject is "it")

Subordinate clause: Düşüncelerimizin yönü bir olsun = if our toughts are in the same direction or if only our thoughts were in the same direction, etc.

 

12.       Abla
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 17 Jun 2012 Sun 10:48 pm

Hayatinda bir kez olsun Gülenyüz kullandın mı?  -  ´did you ever/even once...´

 

It sounds even more funny in a negative sentence:

 

Bir defa olsun sana hakaret etmedim.  -  ´not even once´

 

 

13.       Abla
3647 posts
 05 Sep 2012 Wed 11:17 pm

Turgut nasıl bilsin ki? ´How on earth should Turgut know?´

14.       Abla
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 20 Jan 2013 Sun 04:50 pm

...Süleiman diye bir memur var ama onun da soyadı Yurttut. O olmasın sakın?

 

´Are you sure it couldn´t be him?´

15.       nevbahar
78 posts
 25 Jan 2013 Fri 03:16 pm

abla yoksa sen tutunamayanlar kitabını mı okuyorsun??{#emotions_dlg.confused}

16.       Abla
3647 posts
 10 Apr 2013 Wed 01:58 pm

kızı babasından isteyelim babası yok ki baba olsun birinden isteyelim

 

Something like ´let us ask the girl´s hand from her father she does not have a father ok let us ask someone who acts as her father´.

 

The funny thing here is

                          

                                     [baba olsun] bir|i|n|den

 

is a compound. Besides it seems to be a noun compound lol.

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