Paj-Puj: The Prefix <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >بەت</span>

The Prefix بەت

بەت» ئالدى قوشۇمچىسى»

The prefix بەت is added to some nouns to create adjectives that express a lack of quality or virtue with respect to that noun. It may be seen as being analogous to the English "badly-".

bad + behavior = badly behaved
بەت + قىلىق = بەتقىلىق

bad + countenance = ugly
بەت + بەشىرە = بەتبەشىرە

bad + expenses = wasteful/lavish
بەت + خەج = بەتخەج


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. Frederick De Jong, "A Grammar of Modern Uyghur". Houtsma Stichting: Utrecht, 2007. (p. 32)
  3. Hämit Tömür, "Modern Uyghur Grammar" (translation by Anne Lee). Yıldız: Istanbul, 2003. (p. 29, 121)
  4. E. N. Nadzhip, "Modern Uigur". Nauka Publishing House: Moscow, 1971. (p. 35)
  5. خامىت تۆمۈر، "ھازىرقى زامان ئۇيغۇر تىلى گرامماتىكىسى"، مىللەتلەر نەشرىياتى: بېيجىڭ، 2011 (p. 107)