Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >دەرۋەقە</span>

The Particle دەرۋەقە

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The particle دەرۋەقە usually comes at the beginning of the sentence, separated by a comma, and acknowledges the truth of what is spoken afterwards. It may be seen as being analogous to English expressions such as "True, ..." or "Indeed, ..."

True, he was a very good teacher.
.دەرۋەقە، ئۇ ناھايىتى ياخشى ئوقۇتقۇچى ئىدى

Indeed, that place does appear to be far from here.
.دەرۋەقە، ئۇ يەر بۇ يەردىن يىراق ئىكەن

Yes, this exam is quite tough.
.دەرۋەقە، بۇ ئىمتىھان بەك تەس ئىكەن


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 514)
  3. خامىت تۆمۈر، "ھازىرقى زامان ئۇيغۇر تىلى گرامماتىكىسى"، مىللەتلەر نەشرىياتى: بېيجىڭ، 2011 (p. 445)