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Telling my hometown: -li vs -den
1.       sufler
358 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 06:24 pm

Merhaba,

I know the general rule that suffix -li is used to tell the city where someone comes from, for example: Ben İstanbulluyum - I´m from Istanbul. But is that true that you can NEVER use the ablative suffix -den to tell the name of my hometown? I don´t know why, but I feel odd adding the -li suffix to Polish cities names

Can I say: Tarnów´danım or Tarnów kentindenim??

Or Tarnów´luyum is the only possibility?

 

**

If I can say Polonya´danım so why couldn´t I say Tarnów´danım too?



Edited (10/29/2013) by sufler

2.       si++
3785 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 06:34 pm

 

Quoting sufler

Merhaba,

I know the general rule that suffix -li is used to tell the city where someone comes from, for example: Ben İstanbulluyum - I´m from Istanbul. But is that true that you can NEVER use the ablative suffix -den to tell the name of my hometown? I don´t know why, but I feel odd adding the -li suffix to Polish cities names

Can I say: Tarnów´danım or Tarnów kentindenim?? Yes you can

Or Tarnów´luyum is the only possibility? No but it´s more natural in Turkish

 

**

If I can say Polonya´danım so why couldn´t I say Tarnów´danım too?

 

Usually one would ask:

Nerelisin? = where are you from?

But this is also understood:

Neredensin? = where are you from?

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3.       sufler
358 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 06:48 pm

Ok, but for example if I were from a town called "Siemianowice" would you rather say: "Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice´li" or "Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice kentinden"? I think the form with "kent" is much safer, because you don´t need to bother about the harmony if you are not sure how to pronounce a foreign city´s name. What do you think?

4.       si++
3785 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 07:04 pm

 

Quoting sufler

Ok, but for example if I were from a town called "Siemianowice" would you rather say: "Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice´li" or "Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice kentinden"? I think the form with "kent" is much safer, because you don´t need to bother about the harmony if you are not sure how to pronounce a foreign city´s name. What do you think?

 

"Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice´li" sounds better to me

"Arkadaşım sufler Siemianowice kentinden" is also fine for me.

5.       Abla
3647 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 07:12 pm

Quote: si++

Siemianowice´li

 

LI does not take the apostrophe does it? Or is it different with foreign place names?

6.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 29 Oct 2013 Tue 07:29 pm

 

Quoting Abla

 

 

LI does not take the apostrophe does it? Or is it different with foreign place names?

 

No apostrophe ever.

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