Genitive Case

Variants: -(n)in, -(n)ın, -(n)un and -(n)ün Genitive marker indicates ownership or relation similar to the English possessive ‘s and of. The possessor is marked with one of four variants of -in: atın nalı  horse-GEN horseshoe-ACC ‘horse’s shoe’ kalemin ucu  pen-GEN tip-ACC ‘tip of the pen’ gölün rengi  lake-GEN color-ACC ‘color of the lake’ unun fiyatı …

Accusative case

Variants: -(y)i, -(y)ı, -(y)u and -(y)ü Definitive objects take on the accusative case marker -i. Can inciri yedi  Can.ABS house.ACC buy.PT ‘Can ate the fig’ The accusative marker -i has four variants based on vowel harmony (If you need a review of the vowels that can appear in suffixes, see Vowel Harmon in Suffixes):. -ü    …

Turkish Case Markers

Turkish case markers are morphemes (suffixes) that mark nouns for their grammatical functions (roles). There are six noun cases in Turkish. Five of these cases are marked with suffixes (accusative, genitive, dative, locative and ablative) and the remaining one is not (nominative). These cases can be divided into three groups based on their traditional grammatical …

Personal (Possessive) Markers

Similar to the English possessive ‘s, Turkish possessives express possession or relationship. However, in Turkish, possessor identification is more explicit in that the possessed must be marked with one of six personal (possessive) suffixes. All of these suffixes are subject to rounding harmony except the third person plural suffix. In addition, most of these suffixes …