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Verb of Essence
1.       tunci
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 21 Dec 2013 Sat 03:12 am


Verb  of  essence  [ imek ]


The verb “imek” is called as “ verb of  essence” . It has different forms.

-idi, imiş


  1. imek ” may informs about a state or  a condition.


Otelin yatakları temiz + imiş -à Otelin yatakları temizmiş.

[ I was told that ] The beds of the hotel are  clean.

It is informing us  condition of  the hotel beds.


  1. The verb “imek”  comes onto  noun case endings.


Mektup biz + e + imiş --à Mektup bizeymiş.

[I was told that, I found out that , I heard that] The letter is for us.


3.      The verb “imek ” comes onto proper names.


              Rıza Bey + imiş.  --à Rıza Bey’miş.

              [I was told/I heard that ] It was Mr. Rıza.


        Ağaca tırmanan Orhan + idi -à Ağaca tırmanan Orhan’dı.

   The person who climed the tree was Orhan.



       4.    The verb imek” can come onto –lı  or  -sız   suffix.


               Duvar  boyalı + idi --à Duvar  boyalıy.

               The wall was painted.

               Bugün  neşesiz + idi. --à Bugün neşesizdi.

               You were down today.


5.      The verb “imek” can come onto “profession names ”.


Babam  denizci + idi  à Babam  denizciydi.

                My  father  was a sailor.

Edited (12/21/2013) by tunci

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