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VERB: verb

Definition

A verb is a member of the syntactic class of words that typically signal events and actions, can constitute a minimal predicate in a clause, and govern the number and types of other constituents which may occur in the clause. Verbs are often associated with grammatical categories like tense, mood, aspect and voice, which can either be expressed inflectionally or using auxiliary verbs or particles.

We tag all verbs, including auxiliary and copula use of verbs “ol-“ and “bulun-“ as VERB.

Besides ordinary verb stems, we also mark the non-root inflectional groups that introduce a copular construction, as in Ali evdeydi “Ali was at home”.

Turkish verbs can get a complex set of inflections which assign voice, tense, aspect, mood, negation, person and number. Some feature assignments are ambiguous or non-trivial. See the section on verbal features in tr-overview/specific-syntax.

Examples


VERB in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cs] [da] [en] [et] [eu] [fi] [fro] [fr] [ga] [grc] [hu] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kpv] [myv] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [uk] [u] [urj] [yue] [zh]