Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More Uzbek Word-Building

A few words and one word-building will give us some more things to talk about:

nima: what

Bu nima? What is this?
O'zbekchada bu nima?
In Uzbek, what is this?

bor (go) - yap (-ing) - man ("I" word ending) = boryapman (I am going)

bor (go) - yap (-ing) - siz ("you" word ending) = boryapsiz (You are going)

Qa(y) (which) - yer (place) - ga (to/for) = Qayerga (to where)

Qayerga boryapsiz? To where are you going?
Oshhonaga boryapman. I am going to the restaurant.
Mehmonhonaga boryapman. I am going to the hotel.
Khojathonaga boryapman. I am going to the restroom.

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