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

The Noun-to-Verb Derivation Suffix غار|قار

ئىسىمدىن پېئىل ياسايدىغان «غار|قار» ئارقا قوشۇمچىسى

The suffix غار|قار is not very productive, but is added to certain nouns to make verbs related to that noun. The غۇر|قۇر alternative seems to have emerged in more recent years, as well.

water (noun) + [verb] = to water, to irrigate
سۇ + غار = سۇغار ـ

(a) head + [verb] = to manage (to be the head of)
باش + قۇر = باشقۇر ـ

awareness + [verb] = to understand, to grasp
ئاڭ + قار = ئاڭقار ـ

See also: 4.12.3


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 29)
  3. E. N. Nadzhip, "Modern Uigur". Nauka Publishing House: Moscow, 1971. (p. 130)
  4. 易坤琇, "维吾尔语语法"。中央民族大学出版社: 北京, 1998。 (p. 338)
  5. А. Кайдаров, "Краткий грамматический очерк уйгурского языка". 1966. (p. 19)