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Plural and Possessive question
1.       denizli
961 posts
 01 Feb 2015 Sun 03:04 pm

I have this sentence: Ben yarın sabah annemlere kahvaltıya gideceğim.

I was told this meant: I am going to Mother´s with (or and) others for breakfast tomorrow.

I was surprised with the ler in annemlere. Any explanation or link would be great.

2.       tunci
7149 posts
 01 Feb 2015 Sun 03:39 pm

 

Quoting denizli

I have this sentence: Ben yarın sabah annemlere kahvaltıya gideceğim.

I was told this meant: I am going to Mother´s with (or and) others for breakfast tomorrow.

I was surprised with the ler in annemlere. Any explanation or link would be great.

 

-ler/lar  as in different usages

 

-ler/lar  may not always refer plurality. It may be used as :

 

a)     a family name /title  when  refer a certain family, we can use –ler/lar adding onto a persons name.  It refer a family which is actually “one family”

 

Bugün  Haticeler gelecek.  -à Today Hatices will come. [ Hatice’s  family will come today ]

 

b)    Name of  a civilization which actually refer a single civilization.

 

Bu  Urartular’dan kalma bir kale.

 

This is a castle [remained] from Urartus.

 

c)     Showing respect

 

Müdür Beyler henüz gelmediler. -à Mr. Manager hasn’t come yet.

 

d)    Mocking, underestimating

 

Hanımefendiler  daha uyanmadılar !  -àThe lady  hasn’t got up yet !

 

e)     Approximation [about, around]

 

6 yaşlarında bir çocuktu.

 

He/She was a child aged around 6 years.

 

f)      Exaggeration

 

Ateşler içinde kıvranıyordu.

He/She was writhing [suffering a lot] because of  fevers.

 

So, annemler in that context refers "my mother" [my mother´s house/my parents] 

I am going to my mother [my mother´s house] for breakfast tomorrow.

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3.       denizli
961 posts
 01 Feb 2015 Sun 04:34 pm

Thankyou.

I was told in this sentence annemler was representing: my mother and my sisters. I guess like saying mother and familiy.

 

Is that possible or is that not correct?

4.       tunci
7149 posts
 01 Feb 2015 Sun 05:26 pm

 

Quoting denizli

Thankyou.

I was told in this sentence annemler was representing: my mother and my sisters. I guess like saying mother and familiy.

 

Is that possible or is that not correct?

 

Actually it represents the house where mother/father  is residing. Say you were living with your parents and you got married someone and left home, you can call mother´s house "annemler /babamlar " .  Of course your single sisters or brothers may still live in your mother´s house.

Sisters/Brothers who are still residing at mother´s house won´t stop you to call that house as "annemler"

 

 

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