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1.       rmc9757
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 17 Nov 2013 Sun 04:40 am

Merhaba. I am currently learning from mainly Turkish Tea Time podcasts (which you can download from iTunes) and TurkishClass.com.

I have been learning Turkish for quite a few weeks now, and I have learned vowel harmony, Turkish alphabet, about 170 words, present continuous tense, and personal pronouns and their suffixes, and a few other suffixes.

Here is a phrase that is confusing me. Person 1 I understand, but I am adding it so you can understand what context it is in. I am confused about what Person 2 says.

Person 1: Kedi veya köpek seviyorsun? (Do you like cats or dogs?)

Person 2: Kedileri tecih ederim. ((I) prefer cats.)

Although I understand what it means, I am confused about the verb.

"Tecih etmek" means to choose or prefer, from what I understand. When to say that I do something, I add -im to the verb (without -mak/-mek) and change according to consonant and vowel harmony and add a fusion/buffer consonant if necessary.

For example, "Ben dondurma yeyim." (I eat ice cream.)

In that case, wouldn´t "tecih etmek" become "tecih edim"? Why does it become ederim? Is there another suffix in there? What is the "-er"?

Teşekkür ederim!


2.       deli
5904 posts
 17 Nov 2013 Sun 08:42 am

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