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Polarity: whether the word can be or is negated

In Turkish verbs are negated with the suffix -mA (and its allomorphs). Only exception is the verb/particle değil which functions as an auxiliary or copula (it is the main means of negating a copular clause, but it can also be used to negate a verbal clause). değil is marked as Negative=Neg when it is used as a copula or auxiliary. We use the POS tag particle when değil is used for negating non-predicates, in which case we use the feature PronType for marking its negativity.

In Turkish adjectives are normally negated by forming adjectival clauses with copula ol-, e.g., verimli olmayanunproductive” (lit: “(something) that is not productive”). A non-productive prefix (of Arabic origin), na-, can be used for negating a lexicalized set of adjectives, e.g., namüsait “not suitable”. We (currently) do not mark adjectives for the Polarity feature.

Pos: positive, affirmative


Neg: negative


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