Paj-Puj: The Adjective-to-Verb Derivation Suffix <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >ى</span>

The Adjective-to-Verb Derivation Suffix ى

سۈپەتتىن پېئىل ياسايدىغان «ى» ئارقا قوشۇمچىسى

The derivational suffix ى is only added to a few monosyllabic adjectives, and derives verbs that have the meaning of "to become [that adjective]". Just about all, if not all, adjectives ending in an ئا|ئە+consonant will have the ئا|ئە raised to an ئې.

rich + [to become] = to become rich
باي + ى = بېيى ـ

peaceful, calm + [to become] = to become calm, to become peaceful
تىنچ + ى = تىنچى ـ

solid, firm + [to become] = to become solid, to become firm
بەك + ى = بېكى ـ

Now that you've struck it rich, be on your guard, eh? It's possible that there'll be more people who'll want to cook your goose.
.سەن بېيىپ كەتكەندىن كېيىن دىققەت قىلە ئەمدى، ئېشىڭغا توپا سالغۇسى بار ئادەم جىقراق بولۇشى مۇمكىن


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Hamit A. Zakir, "Introduction to Modern Uighur". Xinjiang University Press: Urumqi, 2007. (p. 54)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 232)
  4. 易坤琇, "维吾尔语语法"。中央民族大学出版社: 北京, 1998。 (p. 337)
  5. 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. 50-51)