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

Expressing Approximate Numbers via the Particle مۇ

مۇ» يۈكلىمىسى ئارقىلىق ياسالغان مۆلچەر سان»

In one of its more obscure usages (and not one recognized by all native speakers), the particle مۇ may be attached to cardinal numbers to denote a meaning analogous to the English "about" or "around".

About twenty people came to the party.
.ئولتۇرۇشقا يىگىرمىمۇ ئادەم كەلدى


See also: 2.2.11


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 485)