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Türkan Şoray
entices Cüneyt Arkın in
Artık Sevmeyeceğim
(I Won't Love You Anymore)
written and directed by
Muzaffer Arslan in 1968.

Türkan Şoray in love with Cüneyt Arkın in 'Artık Sevmeyeceğim' (I Won't Love You Anymore) 1968
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Turkish Buffer letters --
are used within Turkish words for at least three reasons:

a) to separate suffixes
b) to separate consecutive vowels
c) for general language harmonics

And sometimes, all these reasons 'collide' in the same buffer letter !!
Note: Buffer letters are only necessary if
the preceding character in the word is a Turkish vowel:

a, e, ı, i, o, ö, u, ü.

Buffer letter

Used in what situation?

Turkish Example

Translation

-s-

For indirect 'possession' -- involving pronouns.

karasevdası

his/her/its hopeless love

-s-

With compound nouns.

bira fabrikası

beer factory

-n-

For direct possession -- pronouns not involved.

Ayşe'nin,
arabanın...

Ayşe's
(i.e., something belonging to Ayşe),
of the car...

-n-

With a word that already has an indirect-possession ending.

Arabanı kullanın.

Drive his/her car.
(A command...)

-n-

With the pronouns bu, şu, o, biri.

Onu yemeyeceğim.

I won't eat that.

-n-

With a --ki ending.

Seninkini yaptım.

I did yours.

-y-

all other situations

Rakıyı içtik.

We drank the rakı.


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