If yemeği is the accusative form of "food," what is the normative form? Is it yemek?
Does someone know why Duolingo keeps giving me new words in the refreshing tests? -_- These are supposed to come during lessons.
So apparently, verbs, or at least this verb, can be used as a noun. In German and Dutch too the verb 'eat' (Essen, eten) can be used as a noun for 'food' of 'meal'.
This is mostly a coincidence in Turkish and is not as wide spread in Turkish (this is the only example I can think of off the top of my head). Turkish does use the infinitive a lot though (the mek-mak ending) for nouns
Sorry, I'm confused. First you seem to be saying yemek is an exception, and next you seem to be saying Turkish does this (=using infinitives as nouns) a lot. I must be overlooking something, unless you went wrong somewhere.
Well, "yemek" can be both the concept of "food" or of "eating." Basically, most infinitives can be gerunds, but the word "food" isn't a gerund :)
How is yekmek related to the word yemek? I read everything on the thread and its not apparent to me.
Saw that word somewhere (not duolingo). Fake Turkish. Thank You! REVISED. Found Yekmek on Tiny Cards! as meaning Food. But I believe you, Ektoraskan. Not the only errors on the cards causing me confusion.