"She has the cake."
why is it 'onda' and not 'oda'. I feel like there is some rule I'm forgetting but i can't recall at the moment..
Some languages don't have the verb "to have". If you are into the boring etymological stuff: there is a theory that says that nomadic/tribal cultures don't always linguistically develop a "to have" structure. As they never stay in one place for too long, they don't own lands or treasures. Whatever one person has is shared by everyone in that tribe, and so rather than "having something", the idea is "that thing simply exists" and is expressed as "The object exists in the pockets of this or that person" or in short "The object is on that person for now." Anyway, Turks were nomadic before finally settling up where they are now. After settling, they encountered new concepts such as owning lands and precious objects, so they borrowed words like "mülk, malik, mülkiyet, sahip" from Arabic, which didn't exist in Turkish.
Don't ask for a source for this theory, I don't even remember where I read it or if it is true. Just read it as a faerie tale and take it as food for thought. ;p