Paj-Puj: Plural Suffixes to Express Approximate Times

Plural Suffixes to Express Approximate Times

تەخمىنىي ۋاقىتنى بىلدۈرىدىغان كۆپلۈك قوشۇمچىسى

The plural suffixes may also be attached to the numbers in time expressions (e.g., "five o'clock", "ten thirty") to express an approximate time, analogous to the English "about" or "around".

Let's go at around five.
.بەشلەردە ماڭايلى

It's about seven thirty.
.سائەت يەتتە يېرىملار بولدى

I go to bed at around ten at night.
.كەچ سائەت ئونلاردا ياتىمەن


See also: 29.7.2


References

  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. 171)
  3. Reinhard F. Hahn, Ablahat Ibrahim, "Spoken Uyghur". University of Washington Press: Seattle, 1991. (p. 119)
  4. Gulnisa Nazarova, Kurban Niyaz, "Uyghur: An Intermediate Textbook". Georgetown University Press: 2016. (p. 34)