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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ی (, accusative case marker), itself from either Common Turkic *-ɣ, *-ïɣ (accusative case marker) or simplified from Common Turkic *-nï (accusative case marker) to suit where oblique case is unnecessary for the accusative case, since the oblique case *-n- is not productive by itself and requires other cases, see -nı for examples. Compare Old Turkic 𐰍 (-ɣ, -ïɣ), 𐰍𐰃 (-ïɣ).

Suffix[edit]

  1. accusative suffix
Usage notes[edit]
  • It becomes -yı if the word ends with a vowel.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ی (, possesive marker), from Proto-Turkic *-ï (possesive marker). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰃 ().

Suffix[edit]

  1. 3rd person singular possessive suffix
Usage notes[edit]
  • Although it is believed to become -sı when the word ends with a vowel, this suffix probably comes from a different root.

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Etymology 3[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ی (, adverbial suffix), from Proto-Turkic *-u. Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰆 (-u)

Suffix[edit]

  1. (unproductive and limited to certain pattern and copula) Makes adverbs out of verbs

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