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vowel rules
1.       Hend Yehya
38 posts
 01 Sep 2012 Sat 07:40 pm


The following examples are in the vowel rule lesson in beginner 1:

kedi-in-ki-den -> kedi-n-in-ki-n-den -> kedininkinden (from the cat´s)

gemi-leri-den -> gemi-leri-n-den -> gemilerinden (from their ship)


I don´t get what the "ki" suffix refers to. Is it because two "n" will follow each other without a separator or what.

Thanks in advance



2.       Abla
3647 posts
 01 Sep 2012 Sat 09:48 pm

Quote:Hend Yehya





-ki is a funny pronoun which is usually attached to genitive words or place expressions:


                           Ali´ninki ´the one of Ali´s´

                           İzmir´deki ´the one in Izmir´


It changes the genitive words into nouns and the time expressions into adjectives.


kedi|nin|ki|n|den = STEM + GEN + -ki- + BUFFER + ABL


Look, there are two case endings in the same word. That is because kedi is one noun and kedininki is another.


-ki- does not follow vowel harmony but of course only front vowels follow it.





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3.       Hend Yehya
38 posts
 02 Sep 2012 Sun 01:00 am

Hi Abla,

Is it like "sağdaki" and "soldaki"? i used sağ & sol before and turkish friends told me to say sağdaki & soldaki meaning on the right hand and the left hand.... I think i won´t be able to use it myself or i just need to sleep for a while?!

4.       Abla
3647 posts
 02 Sep 2012 Sun 01:12 am



Yürek solda atar. ´The heart beats on the left.´ (solda is an adverb, it modifies the verb)

soldaki son ev ´the last house on the left side´ (soldaki is an adjective, it modifies the noun)

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