Paj-Puj: The Sound-to-Verb Derivation Suffix <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >لا|لە</span>

The Sound-to-Verb Derivation Suffix لا|لە

تەقلىد سۆزلەردىن پېئىل ياسايدىغان «لا|لە» ئارقا قوشۇمچىسى

A good amount of sounds (onomatopoeic words) may have the لا|لە suffix added to them to create verbs that usually mean "to make [that sound]". The sounds used in these derivations are generally multisyllabic.

psss (sound of whispering) + [verb] = to whisper
پىچىر + لا = پىچىرلا ـ

sound of stuttering + [verb] = to stutter
دۇدۇق + لا = دۇدۇقلا ـ

clucking sound (a hen) + [verb] = to cluck
قاقاق + لا = قاقاقلا ـ

sound of movement + [verb] = to move, to stir
مىدىر + لا = مىدىرلا ـ

sound of thunder + [verb] = to thunder
گۈلدۈر + لە = گۈلدۈرلە ـ


See also: 4.11.1, 4.12.1, 4.14.1, 4.15.1, 4.16.1, 4.17.1


References

  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 466-467)
  3. 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. 51)