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-nu suffix
1.       emilyp
35 posts
 07 Oct 2015 Wed 07:42 pm

Hi! 

"Garson sorusunu cevaplıyor."

I know this is saying that the waiter is answering his/her questions. However I am confused at what the -nu is implying? If someone could tell me the forms and meaning of this suffix that would be splendid!

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2.       denizli
961 posts
 07 Oct 2015 Wed 08:35 pm

You have the meaning right. 

soru + su + n + u

´nu´ isn´t a suffix per se. It´s the ´u´ noting the object, i.e. the thing you are asking. And ´n´ is a buffer letter. This link explains a lot of this - #2 Object condition http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk/suffix.htm . It is required for certain verbs.

 



Edited (10/8/2015) by denizli

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3.       emilyp
35 posts
 08 Oct 2015 Thu 08:18 pm

OH! ok I understand. So by adding the -u they are making it a specific question. Thank you!

4.       emilyp
35 posts
 08 Oct 2015 Thu 08:18 pm

OH! ok I understand. So by adding the -u they are making it a specific question. Thank you!

5.       emilyp
35 posts
 08 Oct 2015 Thu 08:18 pm

OH! ok I understand. So by adding the -u they are making it a specific question. Thank you!

6.       denizli
961 posts
 08 Oct 2015 Thu 08:28 pm

 

Quoting emilyp

OH! ok I understand. So by adding the -u they are making it a specific question. Thank you!

 

Yes, it´s a bit like ´a´ and ´the´ in English:

Here you don´t add u:

Tom asked a question.

Tom bir soru sordu.

7.       impulse
298 posts
 09 Oct 2015 Fri 05:59 pm

Tom dün sorduğu soruyu tekrar sordu

 

Here you see it again

8.       emilyp
35 posts
 16 Oct 2015 Fri 09:39 pm

Wait why is the buffer letter y now?

9.       denizli
961 posts
 16 Oct 2015 Fri 09:54 pm

 

Quoting emilyp

Wait why is the buffer letter y now?

 

Yes it is a little tricky. For the first suffix it´s (y)i. For 2 or more, it´s (n)i.

 

Here i is the first suffix:

I like the car. O arabayı seviyorum.

 

Here i is the 2nd suffix:

Tom likes his car - Tom arabasını seviyor.  

 

 

 

 



Edited (10/16/2015) by denizli

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