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Indirect/Reported speech
1.       ogrenci3000
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 22 May 2013 Wed 04:22 pm

I wonder about some special cases of indirect speech in Turkish. Are my suggestions correct?I need some help from a native speaker.1. Ali "Dün geldim" dedi -> Ali  dün (kendisinin) geldiğini söyledi.(Question: Even if it seems optional, is kendisinin here correct to indicate the subject?)2. Ayşe "Hastayım" dedi -> Ayşe hasta olduğunu söyledi.(Should we use here olmak?)Thanks in advance

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 22 May 2013 Wed 04:41 pm

Quote: ogrenci3000

I wonder about some special cases of indirect speech in Turkish. Are my suggestions correct?I need some help from a native speaker.1. Ali "Dün geldim" dedi -> Ali  dün (kendisinin) geldiğini söyledi.(Question: Even if it seems optional, is kendisinin here correct to indicate the subject? Yes I guess it refers to the right person, if you used onun it would mean someone else but the subject person. But using kendi- also unnecessarily emphasizes the subject which is clear anyway from the possessive marking and the context.)2. Ayşe "Hastayım" dedi -> Ayşe hasta olduğunu söyledi.(Should we use here olmak? Yes definitely.)Thanks in advance

 



Edited (5/22/2013) by Abla [Oppps sorry I am not a native. :(]

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3.       Abla
3647 posts
 22 May 2013 Wed 09:14 pm

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Edited (5/22/2013) by Abla

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