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

Expressing Approximate Numbers via يېقىن

يېقىن» ئارقىلىق ياسالغان مۆلچەر سان»

Applying the dative-case suffix to a number and following with the word يېقىن ("close") creates approximate number structures that are analogous to the English "almost" or "nearly" (or "close to", when it carries the meaning of "approximately, but slightly less").

nearly a hundred
يۈزگە يېقىن


References

  1. Personal research/experience
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