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[Grammar] Noun Compounds (Genitive Construction/İsim Tamlaması)

May 14, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CosminaMendoiu

pff, i will never take fish soup or wood table or stuff like this like noun compounds :)))

I mean birthday is obvious but the other ones i can't see them. i will probably take them like balik çorba, ahşap tablo and so on....

How can i think about them in order to see them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sans-culotte

Think that any time I combine noun + noun I have to add the suffix to the final noun. For example, patlıcan (eggplant) is a noun, and salata is a noun (salad). If I want eggplant salad, it's patlıcan salatası. Or consider the different types of börek: gül böreği (rose borek), sigara böreği (cigar borek), su böreği (water borek), etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

wood table doesn't fit there anyway as "wood" (or wooden) is used there as an adjective.

this is valid only if you have two nouns ; and many languages have similar constructions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_(linguistics)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vvsey

It looks like there used to be an article here...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShehrBano16

Long ago I learned that fruit juice in turkish is "meyve suyu". Now i understand why it was suyu

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