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"Yaşlıyız ve açız."

Translation:We are old and hungry.

March 28, 2015


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the nursing home residents are getting restless

March 28, 2015


my thoughts exactly!

April 9, 2015


Why is it açız and not acız?

March 29, 2015


Short answer: The rule about consonant mutation does not generally apply to single-syllable root words. For example: açız, eti, sütü, üçüncü, etc (= we are hungry, the meat, the milk, third, etc.)

But a small warning: You will encounter some exceptions, as well as words that may LOOK mutated but have a different meaning. For example: at→atımız (horse→our horse) vs. ad→adımız (name→our name)

Hope that helps :)

March 31, 2015


What is constant mutation? I think I have skipped it somehow.

September 10, 2017


It was mentioned in the notes for the Accusatives lesson. There we saw these changes:

ekmek > ekmeği, kitap > kitabi...

October 1, 2018


K, t, ç, p ===> G/Ğ, d, ç, b. Çocuk => Çocuğu Saat => Saadır Ağaç => Ağacı Kitap => Kitabı It's the known as the (Ketchup) rule, in which you have to change these four letters to their correspondents if they were at the end of a word and a suffix (ekler) is added after them, regardless, of what was the purpose or kind of that suffix.

Only one thing to consider is that if the word ends with K it follows one of these two scenarios:

1- If the K is preceded by a consonant, it will become G like in (Renk) = color. Ben yeşil rengi seviyorum.

2- If the K is preceded by a vowel, it will become Ğ like in (Bebek) = baby. O sen bebeğin mi?

I'm not a Turkish language native speaker, so if there was anything wrong I hope someone corrects me.

October 9, 2019


I found a slideshare that very comprehensively breaks down some of the exceptions to the consonant harmony rules. You'll find an entire section called "Turkish Consonant Harmony Sequence" on slide 8. The exceptions to the rules are on slide 9. You'll find it in a slideshare titled, Linking Verbs in English & Turkish by Yüksel Göknel. I just stumbled upon it recently. Hope it helps.

January 12, 2016


This is gold, mate.. thanks a lot for sharing! It is rather complex explanation but definitely worth checking :)

June 5, 2016


Alas ! the slide has been removed T-T I'm too late...

May 18, 2019


It is no longer hosted on that website, but I managed to find it elsewhere, where it is available for download as pdf.


also check out the 'recommended' section on the right for lots more turkish grammar guides!

September 26, 2019


Shouldn't it be acız? I thought we're supposed to change pçtk -> bcdg?

January 21, 2016


one syllable words usually do not follow this rule

June 5, 2016


aç is an exception

March 20, 2016


What would "you (plural or formal) are old and hungry" be?

April 11, 2015

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My attempt: Yaşlısınız ve açsınız. Hopefully someone can correct me if necessary.

April 21, 2015


sen yaşlısın ve açsın/siz yaşlısınız ve açsınız

May 12, 2016


Said the vampires...

October 7, 2019


Said the vampires...

October 7, 2019


Sese bak be . Hiç güleceğim yoktu . Look at her sound . It's so funny

July 22, 2017


we can also use the descreption ederly

January 27, 2018


The audio isn't very clear.

July 6, 2019
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