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Possibilitive and Impossibilitive in Turkish

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I've been learning turkish and I've got to the lesson where I should learn possibilitive (-bilir) and impossibilitive (-ma/me) and I got confused because I didn't know which group of personal suffixes should I use.I thought I should use the ones that are being used in Tenses (-im/yim) but I realised that there is a form of the werb "olmak" in imposibilitive -olmaz which should mean "we should not" or "it cannot be" (I think) so it got me confused,so I need some help.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SedatKlc

yap-maz means: she doesn't do

yap-a-maz means: she can't do

yap-abil-ir-im (i can do)

ya-abil-ir-sin (you can do)

yap-abil-ir (she/he/it can do)

yap-abil-ir-iz (we can do)

yap-abil-ir-siniz (you(pl) can do)

yap-abil-ir-ler (they can do)

2 years ago

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Selcen_Ozturk
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olmaz is an exception. it literally means "it does not happen" (yes olmak also means --to happen--). We usually use it to say "I/We cannot"

2 years ago