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


  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)
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