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grammar/meaning of BIRINI
1.       SteppenwolfUA
1 posts
 15 Aug 2015 Sat 09:02 pm

Hello, guys!

I´m trying to read Orhan Pamuk´s novel Kara Kitap and have stumbled on the following sentence where I have a grammar question.

Kitap, bir geceyarısı, İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından BIRINI tasvirle açılıyor.

Why the objective case in BIRINI?

If I´m not mistaken the sentence means somewhat like

The book begins with a picture of one of Istanbul´s back streets at midnight.

Correct me if I´m wrong.

Thank you in advance.

Volodymyr

2.       tunci
7149 posts
 15 Aug 2015 Sat 10:35 pm

 

Quoting SteppenwolfUA

Hello, guys!

I´m trying to read Orhan Pamuk´s novel Kara Kitap and have stumbled on the following sentence where I have a grammar question.

Kitap, bir geceyarısı, İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından BIRINI tasvirle açılıyor.

Why the objective case in BIRINI?

If I´m not mistaken the sentence means somewhat like

The book begins with portraying of one of Istanbul´s back streets at midnight.

Correct me if I´m wrong.

Thank you in advance.

Volodymyr

 

with portraying  [certain] one of Istanbul´s back streets,

 İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından birini tasvirle 

 

 with portraying  a certain one of  them  = birini  tasvirle ]

           

n = buffer

         



Edited (8/15/2015) by tunci

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3.       gugukkusu
126 posts
 15 Aug 2015 Sat 10:44 pm

This sentence doesn´t sound right to me. I would rewrite it as "Kitap, bir geceyarısı, İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından BİRİNİN tasviri ile açılıyor.

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4.       MehmetK
67 posts
 16 Aug 2015 Sun 05:27 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

 

with portraying  [certain] one of Istanbul´s back streets,

 İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından birini tasvirle 

 

 with portraying  a certain one of  them  = birini  tasvirle ]

           

n = buffer

         

 

Quoting gugukkusu

This sentence doesn´t sound right to me. I would rewrite it as "Kitap, bir geceyarısı, İstanbul´un arka sokaklarından BİRİNİN tasviri ile açılıyor.

 

 

two sentences (in turkish) are right, but second one is most correct.

 

...birinin tasviriyle (or tasviri ile) açılıyor.

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