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Long vowels
1.       tunci
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 26 Oct 2013 Sat 02:57 pm


Long vowels 

There are long vowels with some words.

Long "a" is more frequent than the other long vowels. Some exaple of words that have long vowels ;


 Long "a"

ga:zi , bera:ber, ma:lum, ma:li, ca:hil, ifa:de


Long "e"  



Long "u"

numu:ne, Kanu:ni


Long "i"

i:man, i:lan, şi:ve



* Vowels in some words become long when a suffix starting  with a vowel is attached.


Some examples of such words ;


hukuk " law"  becomes ----> huku:ku

zaman "time"  becomes ---> zama:

hayat "life"   becomes ----> haya:

cevap "answer" becomes ---> ceva:

iman "faith"   becomes  ----> ima:

itibar "reputation,regard" becomes ---> itiba:

ilan " ad,announcement" becomes ----> ila:


Edited (10/26/2013) by tunci

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