Difference between revisions of "Central Kurdish and English/Contrastive Grammar"

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* {{transferTest|ckb|eng|سەگەکان|the dogs}}
* {{transferTest|ckb|eng|سەگەکان|the dogs}}
*: {{transferMorphTest|ckb|eng|سەگ{{tag|n}}{{tag|def}}{{tag|sg}}|the{{tag|det}}{{tag|def}}{{tag|sp}} dog{{tag|n}}{{tag|pl}}}}
*: {{transferMorphTest|ckb|eng|سەگ{{tag|n}}{{tag|def}}{{tag|pl}}|the{{tag|det}}{{tag|def}}{{tag|sp}} dog{{tag|n}}{{tag|pl}}}}
* {{transferTest|ckb|eng|سەگێک|a dog}}
* {{transferTest|ckb|eng|سەگێک|a dog}}

Revision as of 10:58, 30 April 2021


Definiteness Marker

In Sorani Kurdish, definiteness is marked by a suffix at the end of a noun instead of a separate determiner.

  • (ckb) پیاوەکە → (eng) the man
    (ckb) پیاو<n><def><sg> → (eng) the<det><def><sp> man<n><sg>
  • (ckb) پیاوێک → (eng) a man
    (ckb) پیاو<n><ind><sg> → (eng) a<det><ind><sg> man<n><sg>
  • (ckb) سەگەکان → (eng) the dogs
    (ckb) سەگ<n><def><pl> → (eng) the<det><def><sp> dog<n><pl>
  • (ckb) سەگێک → (eng) a dog
    (ckb) سەگ<n><ind><sg> → (eng) a<det><ind><sp> dog<n><sg>

Verb Negation

  • (ckb) کوڕەکە نەهات → (eng) The boy did not come.
    (ckb) کوڕەکە نەهات<n><ind><sg> → (eng) a<det><ind><sp> dog<n><sg>