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1.       Abla
3647 posts
 12 Mar 2014 Wed 11:30 pm

Vazgeçilmezimsin.

 

It is understandable but is it well-formed?

2.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 13 Mar 2014 Thu 12:43 am

 

Quoting Abla

Vazgeçilmezimsin.

 

It is understandable but is it well-formed?

 

Yes it is.

 

vaz geç-il-mez-im-sin

3.       Abla
3647 posts
 13 Mar 2014 Thu 07:47 am

Quote: gokuyum

Yes it is.

 

vaz geç-il-mez-im-sin

Ok, it´s just that

 

- the logical object of vazgeçmek is you

- the verb is passivized > you become the subject

- still, there is the possessive suffix -im which indicates that the logical subject of vazgeçmek is me.

 

Quite a complicated way to come to the goal.

 

Thanks gokuyum.

 

4.       tomac
975 posts
 13 Mar 2014 Thu 07:51 pm

So does it mean something like:

You are my not-to-be-given-up-on ?

Like: You are something that I won´t ever give up on?

 

I wonder how does this word "feel/look like" for Turkish native speaker? Is it something completely natural, or something more like wordplay? Or maybe both? Or none?

5.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 13 Mar 2014 Thu 09:07 pm

 

Quoting tomac

So does it mean something like:

You are my not-to-be-given-up-on ?

Like: You are something that I won´t ever give up on?

 

I wonder how does this word "feel/look like" for Turkish native speaker? Is it something completely natural, or something more like wordplay? Or maybe both? Or none?

 

It doesnt sound natural. It sounds fancy and poetic.

6.       mehmet111
195 posts
 17 Mar 2014 Mon 07:16 pm

 

Quoting Abla

Vazgeçilmezimsin.

 

It is understandable but is it well-formed?

 

vazgeçmek (to abandon)

vazgeç+l(passive)+me(negative)+z(negative present simple)---->vazgeçilmez (one can´t abandon) / (direct: unabandonable, disabandonable)

 

vazgeçilmezim (my favourite (my disabandonable))

vazgeçilmezimsin (you are my disabandonable (direct: you are the one whom I can´t abandon))

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