Paj-Puj: Plural Suffixes to Express Approximate Ages

Plural Suffixes to Express Approximate Ages

تەخمىنىي ياشنى بىلدۈرىدىغان كۆپلۈك قوشۇمچىسى

When added to a person's age, the plural suffix becomes analogous to the English "about" or "around".

Emet's about fifty now.
.ئەمەت ھازىر ئەللىكلەردە
.ئەمەت ھازىر ئەللىك ياشلاردا

See also: 29.7.2


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Tarjei Engesæth, Mahire Yakup, Arienne M. Dwyer, "Greetings from the Teklimakan: a handbook of Modern Uyghur". University of Kansas: Kansas, 2009. (p. 190-191)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 49-50)
  4. Reinhard F. Hahn, Ablahat Ibrahim, "Spoken Uyghur". University of Washington Press: Seattle, 1991. (p. 119)