"Yaşlıyız ve açız."

Translation:We are old and hungry.

3 years ago

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/spikypsyche
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the nursing home residents are getting restless

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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my thoughts exactly!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dkenneth

Why is it açız and not acız?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yomalyn
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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 :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amarahdoc

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

1 year ago

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

ekmek > ekmeği, kitap > kitabi...

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lisa4duolingo
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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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spaghetti92

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sterramis
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Shouldn't it be acız? I thought we're supposed to change pçtk -> bcdg?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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one syllable words usually do not follow this rule

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

aç is an exception

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whatisthis4

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/m7ia
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My attempt: Yaşlısınız ve açsınız. Hopefully someone can correct me if necessary.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaan992077

sen yaşlısın ve açsın/siz yaşlısınız ve açsınız

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oktay89747

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaXara

we can also use the descreption ederly

9 months ago
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