"Benim boyum uzun."
Translation:I am tall.
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Is that literally : My neck is long ? Turkish is getting more poetic by the minute...:D
Benim boyum uzun. Ben zürafa oldum...
Neck? That's boyun. That would be: Benim boynum uzun.
Boy = height.
Benim boyum uzun = My height is long! (hmm poetic? I don't know ;p) It's just an expression to mean "I'm tall".
Ok I see. Here comes the irregularity. Thanks for your help. Could you give me a declination of the neck that I don't mix it up again.
Boyun - nominative (neck) (This also means: your height [boy-un])
Boynu - accusative (the neck [obj.])
Boyna - dative (to the neck)
Boyunda - locative (on the neck) (This also means: in your height [boy-un-da])
Boyundan - ablative (from the neck) (This also means: from your height [boy-un-dan])
Boynun - genitive (of the neck) (This also means: your neck)
Boynum, boynun, boynu, boynumuz, boynunuz, boynu/boyunları - possessives
And the second one "boynu" beside accusative it also means [his height] ?
I know it is completely irrelevant but in azari when they say onun buynusu yoğun it means that he is strong and forces the others to obey his orders
"I am tall" ben uzunum demek değil mi? Oysa, "My hight is long" olması gerekmiyor mu?
İngilizcede böyle bir kullanım yok "my height is long" tamamen anlamsız. Her şey birebir çevrilemiyor
I am not a native speaker, but I saw "Ben uzunum" in another discussion marked as correct and having the same meaning as "Benim boyum uzun".
There is an idiom in Turkish: "Ensesi kalın" which means "the one who has much money and strong". I just remember it.
But if "Benin boyum uzun" means "My height is long", wouldn't 'Onun boynun boyun uzun' mean "His neck's height is long"? I was trying to us boynun instead of boynu as a possessive - "boynun boyun" = "the neck's height".
Ok, "Onun boyn-u-nun boy-u uzun" you try to say. But this is so weird. "Onun boynu uzun." is enough.
"Onun boynun boyu uzun." is wrong in Turkish maybe you say "Onun boynunun boyu uzun." but we don't use this sentence. Instead of this we use "Onun boynu uzun".