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m-doublets
1.       qdemir
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 27 Feb 2019 Wed 03:38 pm

 

You may often hear Turkish speakers using m-doublets, such as ´çocuk mocuk, para mara, kitap mitap, sebze mebze, adam madam, iyilik miyilik, eski meski´ etc. 


What sense do such m-doublets express, and how do we form them?


The m-word means ´or anyting´, ´such like´, or ´etc´:


1 Ben çocuk mocuk yapmayaca覺m. Kariyer yapaca覺m.

2 S覺k覺ld覺ysan, kitap mitap oku.

3 Manavdan biraz sebze mebze alal覺m.

4 Senden iyilik miyilik istemiyorum. Gölge etme baka ihsan istemem.

5 Eski meski bir arabam var. 襤dare ediyorum.

6 Bana aka maka yapma. Holanm覺yorum.

7 Bana anne manne deme. Senin annen deilim art覺k.

8 Ben oturmak moturmak istemiyorum. Bir an önce gitmek istiyorum.


We usually (but not always) form m-doublets from nouns. 

As you can see in the examples:

• with consonant-initial words, we replace the initial consonant with ´m´.

• with vowel-initial words, we simply add ´m´ before the vowel.


The million dollar question here is what if the word begins with ´m´?


With such words, we express the same sense using the word ´falan´ or ´filan´, which also means ´or anything´, ´such like´ and the like:


1 Manavdan meyve filan alal覺m.

2 Ben makyaj falan yapmay覺 sevmiyorum.

3 Evde haz覺r yemek yok. Makarna filan yapal覺m m覺?


Since ´falan/filan´ conveys the same sense as ´m-words´, it may replace them in the above examples:


1 Ben çocuk filan yapmayaca覺m.

2 S覺k覺ld覺ysan, kitap falan oku.

3 Senden iyilik filan istemiyorum.


Or


1 Hafta sonu piknie falan gidelim.

2 Çay filan ister misin?


Now you can write your own examples.

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