Paj-Puj: The Noun-to-Verb Derivation Suffix <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >دا|دە</span>

The Noun-to-Verb Derivation Suffix دا|دە

ئىسىمدىن پېئىل ياسايدىغان «دا|دە» ئارقا قوشۇمچىسى

The suffix دا|دە is closely related to the suffix لا|لە, and plays a similar derivational role (some texts report the two as being variants of one another). This includes deriving verbs from nouns, although دا|دە is nowhere as productive as لا|لە is.

(a) mark, trace + [verb] = to search
ئىز + دە = ئىزدە ـ

(a) cold + [verb] = to catch a cold
زۇكام + دا = زۇكامدا ـ

wind + [verb] = to catch a chill
شامال + دا = شامالدا ـ

side + [verb] = to pass by
يان + دا = ياندا ـ

sound + [verb] = to make a sound
ئۈن + دە = ئۈندە ـ

Here's the thing you were looking for.
.مانا، سىز ئىزدىگەن نەرسە

The police searched one house after another in looking for the thief.
.ساقچىلار ئوغرىنى ئىزدەپ ئۆيمۇ ـ ئۆي ئاختۇردى

It's really cold today. You should dress warmer or you might catch a cold.
.بۈگۈن ھاۋا بەك سوغۇق، قېلىنراق كىيىۋېلىڭ، زۇكامداپ قالامسىزكىن

If you follow this narrow road, you'll arrive at the house you're looking for.
.ماۋۇ تار يولنى بويلاپ ماڭسىڭىز سىز ئىزدەيدىغان ئۆيگە يېتىپ بارىسىز

See also: 4.11.1, 4.12.2


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Hamit A. Zakir, "Introduction to Modern Uighur". Xinjiang University Press: Urumqi, 2007. (p. 41)
  3. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 29)
  4. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 232)
  5. E. N. Nadzhip, "Modern Uigur". Nauka Publishing House: Moscow, 1971. (p. 131)
  6. 易坤琇, "维吾尔语语法"。中央民族大学出版社: 北京, 1998。 (p. 336)
  7. 米海力, "维吾尔语喀什话研究"。中央民族大学出版社: 北京, 1997。 (p. 49)