Thank you, both for this and for your other answers to my other questions.
does "İyiyim değil" hold a poetical meaning or is it for being funny or makes any sense at all ??
"güzel" when talking about a person (and what this sentence is probably doing) only refers to physical appearance. We accept "beautiful" "pretty" "and "good-looking" :)
Can I say "Güzelim fakat iyi değilim."? Is there any difference between "ama" and "fakat"?
"fakat" is a lot more official sounding and isn't used terribly often in spoken Turkish. :)
Does anyone hear an 'l' sound in the middle of 'ama' causing it to sound like 'amla'?
no, in this sentence it sort of sounds like "amma" though, I don't know if this was intentional, but we do this a lot for emphasis when we speak (only for this word)
When we want to make it longer and give more emphasis but it is not written as a rule and it is very colloquial. Güzelim ammaaaaaaa iyi değilim. Maybe we can apply it to other double consonant words like "salllaaaaaa", "yallaaaaa" or even "haydaaaaa"
Actually the Arabic word, which I think "ama" is borrowed from, is pronounced exactly like "amma".
Any tips to pronounce words like "değilim"? I am having a lot of trouble with that ğ!!
Can anyone tell what the word 'değilim' means? It's mentioned that it is "I am not". But where is "I"? It should be "Ben' somewhere hidden
"Değil" means "not", "güzel" means "beautiful". Değilim is I'm not. It is composed like this: Değil + personal suffix. Değil+im = Not + I am(literal translation). Değil + sin = You're not. Güzel+im= I'm beautiful. Güzeliz= We are beautiful. Güzeller= they are beautiful. Değiller= they are not. These can be applied to everywhere in Turkish. Zengin: rich. Zenginim, zenginsin, zengin, zenginiz, zenginsiniz, zenginler.
Thank you so much! That's most helpful! And the other suffixies of the negative are (he/she/it is not) = değil or değildir???; (we are not) = değiliz???; (you are not) = değilsiniz?? Am I right?
I am English, it's ok to say I'm not good in English, it means I am not well, as if you are not feeling well. It doesn't usually mean I am bad. As in a bad person.