Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >چۇ</span> to Express an Additional Characteristic

The Particle چۇ to Express an Additional Characteristic

قوشۇمچە بىر ئالاھىدىلىكنى بىلدۈرىدىغان «چۇ» يۈكلىمىسى

The particle چۇ may be attached to the final (supplementary) phrase of a multi-phrase sentence to express a particular characteristic as being "the icing on the cake" (or the cherry on top). This is analogous to "as well" in the English construction "not only..., but..., as well", or, more colloquially, to the expression "to boot". The final characteristic should be expressed as a noun (i.e., it should be placed in the verbal-noun form if it's a verb or turned into a noun via the suffixes لىق، لىك، لۇق، لۈك if an adjective), and is usually followed by تېخى for additional emphasis.

This is a very good restaurant, and with an excellent environment, to boot.
 
.بۇ ئاشخانا ناھايىتى ياخشى، مۇھىتى ئوبدانلىقىچۇ
.بۇ ئاشخانا ناھايىتى ياخشى، مۇھىتى ئوبدانلىقىچۇ تېخى

Not only is Tursun a good coach, but he cooks for us as well.
 
.تۇرسۇنجان ياخشى ترېنىر، بىزگە تاماق ئېتىپ بېرىشىچۇ
.تۇرسۇنجان ياخشى ترېنىر، بىزگە تاماق ئېتىپ بېرىشىچۇ تېخى

This flower has a very nice fragrance, and a beautiful color, as well.
 
.بۇ گۈل بەك خۇشپۇراق، رەڭگىنىڭ چىرايلىقلىقىچۇ
.بۇ گۈل بەك خۇشپۇراق، رەڭگىنىڭ چىرايلىقلىقىچۇ تېخى


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 208-209)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 489-490)
  4. خامىت تۆمۈر، "ھازىرقى زامان ئۇيغۇر تىلى گرامماتىكىسى"، مىللەتلەر نەشرىياتى: بېيجىڭ، 2011 (p. 423-424)