Why is the second person suffix -n in the verb and not in the question marker mü?
It doesn't work in past tense.
Present: Görüyorsun → Görüyor musun?
Future: Göreceksin → Görecek misin?
Past: Gördün → Gördün mü?
Can I say "have you seen"? I think that I might use "did you see" if there was something remarkable about my glasses which you might not have noticed, but "have you seen" if I have lost them. (Only might, not a rule of English).
I must had missed something a while back, but i'm confused as to why it is "gözlüğümü"? I understand it means "my glasses", but can someone explain why not "gözlukum"...? I am looking at my notes and no possesive suffix even ends with a vowel...?? Did I miss something about vowel harmony? :(
First the "k" softens to a "ğ" when it is followed by a vowel, so "my glasses" is "gözlüğüm"
Then, the accusative ending is added because now "my glasses" is a specific direct object. With vowel harmony, that becomes "-ü"
All together that is: gözlük (k->ğ) + üm + ü/ glasses+my+specific direct object = gözlüğümü
At least an understandable, but not a regular. Questions in past always go like "did you ... ?"
Technically 'eyeglasses' is a word and people would understand it, but nobody says it. It sounds really strange and old-fashioned.
Why can't we write, gözüklerimi gördün mü? Sorry, not clear on the change to Gözlüğümü still. Can someone please clarify?
One pair of glasses is gözlük. It's singular in TR. Unless you're talking about multiple pairs of glasses. The English sentence is ambiguous I guess.
so it didn't require the change from gozluklerimi to gözlüğümü for consonant harmony alone?
"Gözlüğümü gördün mü?" Translation: Did you see my glasses?
Gözlüklerimi gördün mü?" - Did you see my glasses?
Have you seen my glasses?
Other correct answers.
In English, glass and glasses refer to different objects.
"Gözlük" refers to eyeglasses. In English, this word is always plural. To refer to a single object, we say, "a pair of glasses."
If you want to refer to a glass that you drink from, use "bardak." If you want to refer to glass as a material/substance, such as in a window, glass in a camera lens, etc, use "cam."