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1.       Küçük dil
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 28 Apr 2016 Thu 12:05 pm

Why is it called okuldaydim? Why is it not called okuldadim? I assume so far, that when you make past tense out of a verb, you put in a "y" before the "di", but im not sure. Can anyone please explain this to me?


Thank you in advance

2.       denizli
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 28 Apr 2016 Thu 02:48 pm

In this case it´s past tense of ´to be´ rather than making past tense out of a verb. Often you need to add a ´y´ after a vowel, before adding a suffix. For past tense with a verb, you don´t need to add a ´y´.


This link has everything for ´to be´:



3.       JNQ
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 30 Apr 2016 Sat 09:17 am


Edited (4/30/2016) by JNQ

4.       JNQ
465 posts
 30 Apr 2016 Sat 09:17 am

About the use of the buffer ´y´:




1. past to be + adjective: yaşlıydı, he was old

2. past to be + noun: siyah bir arabaydı, it was a black car


3. And furthermore all past* suffixed verbs ending with a consonant. 

- past conditional: olsaydı, if it was

- past necessitive: aramalıydım, I had to call

- past subjunctive: tıklayaydım


*Past being either -di or -miş


Follwing that rule: başla+mış+ım is without y because the verb stem is not suffixed with -sa or -malı or -yayım or such.

And it is başla+sa+y+mış+ım because başla is suffixed with the conditional suffix -sa.

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