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bir yığın para
1.       sufler
358 posts
 30 Sep 2013 Mon 01:53 am

Merhaba,

could you explain to me the difference between two expressions:

bir yığın para and para yığını

The latter is clear to me- a stack of money

But is the first one gramatically correct at all?

it seems just like two separate nouns: a stack money-

No possessive marker although the word yığın does not describe the material or substance money is made of, does it?

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 30 Sep 2013 Mon 02:39 pm

Quote: sufler

bir yığın para

 

 

yığın is like a measure word here, just like kilo in

 

                                  bir kilo muz.

 

I would say yığın is the head of that nominal phrase and para is defining it but I don´t know really how Turks analyse it. If a grammatical ending was needed where would it be placed, in yığın or para?

 

 

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