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Turkish challenge

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Turkish words can get insanely long sometimes. For example the longest Turkish word is given as:

  • muvaffakiyetsizleştiricileştiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmişsinizcesine

I think of another challenge by using the shortest words in that you are only allowed to use 1 or 2-letter words to construct a sentence.

It has to be grammatically correct no matter how weird it may sound.

I roll the ball and give an example to set a starting target:

  • şu an o ek iş az da bu ek iş de az mı ki (14 words)

Anyone is wellcome to come up with a longer one.

2 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Yves23A
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lol !

But I think it is impossible to have a conjugated verb with only two letters. With three, yes, "yer" for example.

2 months ago

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Yes but in imperative mode there are some verbs:

aç ak al as at de ek em er es eş et ez iç in it ko ov oy öp ör öt uç um uy üt üz ye

For example you can say: al da at

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yves23A
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That's true. But I think it is a bit hard for beginner learners. Perhaps, with three letters authorised...

O eli ile eti yer. Five words, only, I am sure that a lot of learners can do better. ;)

Süt ve su el ile iç. Six words. But I think one would rather say elin.

2 months ago

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I take back my first sentence : O, o eti eli ile mi yer ? Seven words.

2 months ago

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With three letters, I expect that many long sentences can be constructed.

2 months ago

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Ye! - Eat!

2 months ago

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Is that little additional work at the moment?

That is what your sentence means on the translation site.

I pledge lingots to anyone who can come up with a scenario where you might say that.

2 months ago

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Not exactly. I will wait for somebody to come up with the exact translation.

OK maybe you cannot come up with a scenario where you might say it but the objective is to come up with a longer sentence.

2 months ago

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