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-kolik
1.       tunci
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 21 Apr 2014 Mon 01:42 pm

 

Made up new words using  "-kolik  " [so caled] suffix

 

 In English, this suffix [-aholic] gives the meaning to the words ---> unable to stop doing, eating, or drinking something

 

So, we made up some new words using this suffix in the form of  "kolik" , some might sound silly, some not. The reality is ,we are not suprised to hear such made up words anymore. 

We make up this kind of words which end with a consonant.

 

Alkolik ---> Alcoholic  ---> This one was created long time ago. 

İş + kolik ---->  İşkolik  ---> Workaholic 

Çay + kolik ---> Çaykolik ---> Teaholic [ The person who is addicted to Tea, the person who can´t stop drinking tea. Tea addict]

Film + kolik ---> Filmkolik ---> A person who is addicted to watching films all the time.

Caz + kolik  ---> Cazkolik ---> A person who is crazy about jazz music. Always listens to jazz music.

Etc......

 

* Turkish has proper words expressing the addiction or obsession to something bağımlı, tiryaki

 

Alkol bağımlısı  ---> Alcoholic

İş bağımlısı ---> Workaholic 

[iş  delisi ]

Çay tiryakisi ---> Çay addict

Caz delisi ---> Jazz lover, Jazz maniac, Jazz addict

Etc...

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