A Pirate's Life
Lesson 37beginner Turkish Beginner
A Pirate's Life
Arrrrrr matey! We're sailing the wide open seas in today's lesson. We captured a couple of nouns off the coast of Barbary and have them tied up together in the brig. Keep in mind - when you put two nouns together in Turkish, you have to do something special.
Compound nouns.
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from the hand bag
Apr 29, 2013
Frank
She bought the red handbag
Kirmizi el cantasini aldi
Red isn't a noun here, so i don't understand the ending of "canta"
Could you set me straight ?
Thanks
Dec 14, 2013
Justin
Sure!

el = hand
çanta = bag
el çantası = hand bag (compound noun)
el çantasını = the hand back (accusative)

Kırmızı actually has no effect at all. Let me know if that didn't clear it up. :)
Dec 16, 2013
Frank
Thanks Justin
I understand now. I had a senior moment!
Handbag in English is one word, but really is a compound word in English. I was thinking of it as one word in English and the red being part of the compound, which didn't make sense.
Dec 16, 2013
mie
elma çayım
In this case, ı is not compound suffix, ım is possessed suffix
is it right?
Feb 21, 2014
Justin
Yes! Though it is indeed a compound noun.

Whenever a compound noun is possessed, that compound noun suffix disappears.

elma = apple
çay = tea
elma çayı = apple tea
benim elma çayım = my apple tea
onun elma çayı = his apple tea
Feb 21, 2014
Patricia
Video biraz tüyler ürpertici, ama her neyse teşekkürler!
Mar 29, 2014
Artur
Nice dialog!
Jul 08, 2014
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