Paj-Puj: Expressing Approximate Numbers via the Postposition <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >ئەتراپىدا</span>

Expressing Approximate Numbers via the Postposition ئەتراپىدا

ئەتراپىدا» تىركەلمىسى ئارقىلىق ياسالغان مۆلچەر سان»

The postposition ئەتراپىدا may be placed after a cardinal number (or a cardinal number with a plural suffix) to denote an approximate quantity, with ئەتراپىدا being analogous to the English "around" (literally, "in its surroundings").

Let's arrive at around nine.
.سائەت توققۇز ئەتراپىدا بارايلى


See also: 3.6


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 93)
  3. 吾买尔·阿皮孜, "基础维吾尔语"。新疆教育出版社: 乌鲁木齐, 2008。 (p. 135)
  4. 马德元 塔西普拉提 乌买尔, "大众维语(下)"。新疆大学出版社: 乌鲁木齐, 1997。 (p. 236)