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Is this a suffix? Help please. :)
1.       trip
297 posts
 17 Jun 2013 Mon 09:04 am

Merhaba! I am stumped by a word formation, and I am having trouble finding help online or in my lesson book. Is there such a suffix as -sek? I just don´t know what I am looking at. Here are the two sentences that are giving me trouble (and they might not really be complete sentences -- the punctuation is not so good in the story I am reading): 

Ne dersek yapacaklar.

Ne istersek yapacaklar.

I recognize all the pieces here except "dersek" and "istersek." I know the verb roots, but then I am lost.

Hope I´m not being dense. ... Teşekkürler!

2.       deli
5904 posts
 17 Jun 2013 Mon 09:23 am

 

Quoting trip

Merhaba! I am stumped by a word formation, and I am having trouble finding help online or in my lesson book. Is there such a suffix as -sek? I just don´t know what I am looking at. Here are the two sentences that are giving me trouble (and they might not really be complete sentences -- the punctuation is not so good in the story I am reading): 

Ne dersek yapacaklar.

Ne istersek yapacaklar.

I recognize all the pieces here except "dersek" and "istersek." I know the verb roots, but then I am lost.

Hope I´m not being dense. ... Teşekkürler!

 

I think it means whatever we say and what ever we want

3.       si++
3785 posts
 17 Jun 2013 Mon 09:41 am

 

Quoting trip

Merhaba! I am stumped by a word formation, and I am having trouble finding help online or in my lesson book. Is there such a suffix as -sek? I just don´t know what I am looking at. Here are the two sentences that are giving me trouble (and they might not really be complete sentences -- the punctuation is not so good in the story I am reading): 

Ne dersek yapacaklar.

Ne istersek yapacaklar.

I recognize all the pieces here except "dersek" and "istersek." I know the verb roots, but then I am lost.

Hope I´m not being dense. ... Teşekkürler!

 

Yes it´s conditon/wish suffix -sa-/-se- plus pl. 1st person suffix (-k)

der-se-k

ister-se-k

 

-k can also be seen in the past tense (-di-)

de-di-k

iste-di-k

4.       trip
297 posts
 17 Jun 2013 Mon 11:43 am

Thanks to you both! Yes, I see. The sentences make sense now in the context of the story. ... I didn´t know that -k was considered a suffix all by itself! ... Thank you for helping me again through the maze that is Turkish.

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