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March 23, 2015



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My question, are Turkish verbs always regular ? Or they can change time to time, for example for the third person it/he/she it's always -ar -er right?


Turkish verbs are almost always regular. There are 13 exceptions in the aorist tense, and a few others in the continuous tense. The exceptions are indicated in the tips and notes.


Turkish verbs may have lots of different suffixes depending on the time, person, sometimes intention or the type of the sentence. Verb has a much more complicated role in the sentence then it has in european languages. thus it is a complicated issue not very suitable to be explained here. But in short the answer to your question is "no" simply it is not always -ar -er


this doesn't make Turkish irregular! Turkish verbs are almost always regular. There are 13 exceptions in the aorist tense, and a few others in the continuous tense.


I couldn't find a place I said "irregular". There are lots of different verb endings as you know (-ar -er -ir a few exceptions) in aorist and many other tenses. So I said "answer is simply no, verbs doe not alwas end with -ar & -er for 3rd person in Turkish". I am sorry If there are any implied intensions that makes the question differen from what I understood, I missed out


-er/-ar is only used for one tense (called Aorist). And it's not even just -ar/-er; within the same tense, you also sometimes get the -ır/-ir/-ur/-ür endings, depending on the verb.

But then there are other tenses too. I believe the number of the tenses in Turkish well exceeds 20. You will learn them all as you progress.

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