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To use or not to use? Apostrophes in Turkish.
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10.       suzanne2013
30 posts
 21 Mar 2013 Thu 07:27 am

Thanks Tunci for your very comprehensive answer. It makes so much more sense now

11.       Faruk
1607 posts
 21 Mar 2013 Thu 03:14 pm

Thank you Tunci. Now I can die in peace

12.       tunci
7149 posts
 21 Mar 2013 Thu 04:18 pm

 

Quoting Faruk

Thank you Tunci. Now I can die in peace

 

Allah gecinden versin Faruk kardeş

 

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13.       Samcro
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 31 Dec 2014 Wed 11:46 pm

I still don´t get it completely. Aren´t there any simpler rules. What are the rules for cities? for instance: Ankara´dan, Ankara´ya. And why shouldn´t we add an apostrophe to simple words like ´´kuaförde´´ or ´´evde´´ or ´´dolapta´´



Edited (12/31/2014) by Samcro

14.       denizli
961 posts
 01 Jan 2015 Thu 03:53 pm

 

Quoting Samcro

I still don´t get it completely. Aren´t there any simpler rules. What are the rules for cities? for instance: Ankara´dan, Ankara´ya. And why shouldn´t we add an apostrophe to simple words like ´´kuaförde´´ or ´´evde´´ or ´´dolapta´´

 

Yes, Ankara´dan and Ankara´ya are correct. Add the apostrophe for any proper name - similar to anything in English that would need to be capitalized.

 

Hard to answer why it is not used for simple words (i.e. regular nouns), just the way the language is, I suppose. Of course Turkish uses suffixes much more than English. So if you had to use the apostrophe for all words, just about every Turkish sentence would need at least one apostrophe somewhere.

15.       Samcro
8 posts
 01 Jan 2015 Thu 04:14 pm

so is it safe to say that cities, important people/events always get an apostrophe?

16.       denizli
961 posts
 01 Jan 2015 Thu 04:37 pm

 

Quoting Samcro

so is it safe to say that cities, important people/events always get an apostrophe?

 

Yes, all cities, all countries, all people´s names will get an apostrophe. Events, I think so, not sure.

17.       Samcro
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 02 Jan 2015 Fri 01:30 am

okay thank you very much.

18.       Samcro
8 posts
 03 Jan 2015 Sat 10:49 pm

I was writing somone today and I had to write: did you find me from that video?

In turkish this would be: beni bu video´dan mi buldun. Is the apostrophe correct? if so, why is videodan wrong. THanks

19.       tunci
7149 posts
 04 Jan 2015 Sun 04:31 am

 

Quoting Samcro

I was writing somone today and I had to write: did you find me from that video?

In turkish this would be: beni bu video´dan mi buldun. Is the apostrophe correct? if so, why is videodan wrong. THanks

 

Common Noun

  1.  A   noun  that  refers  to  each  member  of  a whole class sharing the features connoted

 by the noun, as for example  planet, orange, and drum. [Erik, Portakal, davul....]

 

Proper Noun

2) A noun belonging to the class of words used as names for unique individuals, events, 

or places. Also called proper name. ---> Ankara´dan, Atatürk´ten .............

 

So, the loanword "video"  [although some say "vidyo" which is more Turkish way of saying it ] is in common noun category. Therefore it will NOT take an apostrophe before the ending. The correct way of writing it is videodan or vidyodan



Edited (1/4/2015) by tunci

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20.       Samcro
8 posts
 04 Jan 2015 Sun 01:42 pm

thank you so much for helping. I know I ask too much, but it is a difficult subject.

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