Paj-Puj: The Particle <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >غۇ|قۇ</span> to Demand an Explanation

The Particle غۇ|قۇ to Demand an Explanation

چۈشەندۈرۈشنى تەلەپ قىلىش رولىدىكى «غۇ|قۇ» يۈكلىمىسى

The particle غۇ|قۇ may be used in interrogative sentences to implicitly demand an explanation. In many cases, it acts in place of the particle مۇ, and may be seen as a more detailed alternative - whereas مۇ only asks a yes/no question/confirmation, غۇ|قۇ assumes the yes/no answer and demands additional clarification with regard to how, why, etc.

Where have you been?
كۆرۈنمەيسەنغۇ؟

How come you didn't come?
كەلمىدىڭىزغۇ؟

What's this about you not planning to come to class today?
سىز بۈگۈنكى دەرسكە قاتناشماقچى ئەمەسقۇ؟


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 211)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 493)
  4. 易坤琇, "维吾尔语语法"。中央民族大学出版社: 北京, 1998。 (p. 150)