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Double Negation
1.       Abla
3647 posts
 14 Jul 2013 Sun 04:41 pm

Sometimes two minuses make one plus. How does it actually work?

 

"Blaablaablaaablaaa" diye düşünmüyor değilim

                                  düşünmeyecek değilim

                                  düşünmemiş değilim

                                  düşünmez değilim

                                  düşünmüyor değildim

                                  BUT düşünmedim değil

 

is it?

 

More examples are welcomed.                       

 

 



Edited (7/14/2013) by Abla

2.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 15 Jul 2013 Mon 10:42 am

 

Quoting Abla

Sometimes two minuses make one plus. How does it actually work?

 

"Blaablaablaaablaaa" diye düşünmüyor değilim

                                  düşünmeyecek değilim

                                  düşünmemiş değilim

                                  düşünmez değilim

                                  düşünmüyor değildim

                                  BUT düşünmedim değil  (both correct)


 

is it?

 

More examples are welcomed.                       

 

 

 

All these have positive meanings because double negative is positive. You can make them negative if you make the verbs positive. Because one positive and one negative is negative.

 

Ex:

Düşünmüyor değilim = Düşünüyorum (Positive)

Düşünüyor değilim = Düşünmüyorum (Negative)

 



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3.       Abla
3647 posts
 15 Jul 2013 Mon 02:10 pm

I was wondering how to translate düşünmüyor değilim. Maybe ´I am not saying that I don´t think´. Of course in the end it is affirmative but it also has a very sophisticated connotation I think.

4.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 15 Jul 2013 Mon 02:13 pm

 

Quoting Abla

I was wondering how to translate düşünmüyor değilim. Maybe ´I am not saying that I don´t think´. Of course in the end it is affirmative but it also has a very sophisticated connotation I think.

 

I am not I am not thinking 

 

Lol. It doesnt sound so sophisticated in English

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