-ler

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the German suffix -er. Result of a wrong segmentation of nouns ending in -l and the suffix -er, in words like Sattler, Ziegler.

Suffix[edit]

-ler

  1. used to create agent nouns, similar to -er

Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ler

  1. Used to form plurals of nouns.
    çiçek - çiçekler
  2. those who are like him/her.
    Bu ülkede daima Mustafa Kemal'ler olacak. - There will always be people like Mustafa Kemal in this country.
  3. ... and his/her family or home.
    Teyzemler bize gelecek - My aunt and her family will come to us.
    Teyzemlere gideceğiz - We will go to my aunt's (home).
  4. Two or more people who have the same name.
    Öğretmen sınıftaki Zafer'leri kaldırdı - The teacher got Zafer's in the classroom to stand up.

Usage notes[edit]

  • It's used when the noun's last vowel is a front vowel.
  • It could be "-lar", when the noun's last vowel is a back vowel.