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turkish plurals
1.       Johnk
468 posts
 03 Nov 2012 Sat 09:47 pm

Are there any links or classes on here about plurals? I can´t seem to see any.

 

My problem is endings. I understand that if you state an amount then there is no need to add an ending to the noun. cicekler...dort cicek. But if you say someone has four flowers does the ending change...kadin dort çiçeği var. Is that correct?

Can anyone help and provide a link so i can study this?

 

 

2.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 03 Nov 2012 Sat 11:19 pm

http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_9

check the title: "The use of plurals" at the end.

 

3.       Abla
3647 posts
 03 Nov 2012 Sat 11:23 pm

Johnk, your problem is not in plurals. You are right about dört çiçek.

 

What confuses you is the possessive construction. When you want to say ´someone has something´ the way to construct it in Turkish is as in your example

 

                         Kadın + ın dört çiçeğ + i var.

 

Literally, 


                         woman´s her-four-flowers are existent.

 

What is added in kadın is a genitive ending and what is added in dört çiçek is a possessive suffix. Similarly, instead of a genitive marked noun there could be a pronoun in the beginning: benim, senin, onun, bizim, sizin, onların and the possessive suffix would change accordingly:

 

                         (Benim) dört çiçeğ|im var.

                         (Senin) dört çiçeğ|in var.

 

etc.

 

I will still look for a good lesson for you.

 

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You could look here:

 

http://totally-turkish.com/possession.html



Edited (11/3/2012) by Abla [Added link.]

4.       Johnk
468 posts
 04 Nov 2012 Sun 01:32 am

Abla

thank you so much for help and explanation.

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