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

The Adjective-to-Adverb Derivation Suffix چە

سۈپەتتىن رەۋىش ياسايدىغان «چە» ئارقا قوشۇمچىسى

In addition to being added to ethnic nouns to create adverbs meaning "in the style of", a similar meaning may be achieved when چە is added to certain adjectives, with the resulting meaning of "in a [adjective] manner".

usual + [manner] = per usual, as normally would
ئادەتتىكى + چە = ئادەتتىكىچە

below + [manner] = as follows, as given below
تۆۋەندىكى + چە = تۆۋەندىكىچە

new + [manner] = originally, in a new manner
يېڭى + چە = يېڭىچە

The standard vowel-reduction rules apply when adding this suffix - i.e., if the word ends in an ئا or ئە vowel, this reduces to an ئى (provided that it is not a long vowel).

short + [manner] = briefly
قىسقا + چە = قىسقىچە

other, another + [manner] = in another way, differently
باشقا + چە = باشقىچە

See also: 4.3.2, 4.6.1, 4.7.1, 4.8.1


  1. Personal research/experience
  2. А. Кайдаров, "Краткий грамматический очерк уйгурского языка". 1966. (p. 16)