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öğrenci / ken
1.       jac83ques
15 posts
 13 Aug 2014 Wed 09:27 pm

In Yeni Hitit, a Turkish method, two sentences :

 

Onunla öğrenciyken tanıştım.

 

and 

 

Öğrenciken çok çalışkan değildim.

 

Now my question is : 

The suffix /ken/ take (y) or not with a word who ends with vowel ?

2.       lana-
352 posts
 13 Aug 2014 Wed 09:49 pm

 

Quoting jac83ques

In Yeni Hitit, a Turkish method, two sentences :

 

Onunla öğrenciyken tanıştım.

 

and 

 

Öğrenciyken çok çalışkan değildim.

 

Now my question is : 

The suffix /ken/ take (y) or not with a word who ends with vowel ?

 

Yes, it takes. 

Istanbuldayken, evdeyken, okuldayken....

(y)ken suffix can also follow after verbs, and mostly it is with verb which is in aorist, then Y doesn´t preceed.

giderken, gelirken, koşarken

also with nouns, adjectives for example  açıkken--->  while it is or while it was open.

Ben küçükken ---->  While I was small / while I was a small child.

 

 

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3.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 14 Aug 2014 Thu 08:41 am

It can be written separately as iken

 

i.e. öğrenci iken, öğretmen iken

 

But if we join it to a word, then if that word ends in a vowel we need to add a y so that it flows smoothly

 

öğrenciyken, öğretmenken

 

4.       jac83ques
15 posts
 14 Aug 2014 Thu 06:09 pm


So why they wrote it in two ways ? Maybe a mistake ? Quote:

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5.       jac83ques
15 posts
 14 Aug 2014 Thu 06:09 pm


So why they wrote it in two ways ? Maybe a mistake ? Quote:

Add quoted text here

6.       jac83ques
15 posts
 14 Aug 2014 Thu 09:07 pm

Thanks for the answers. It´s very kind of you.

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