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evvel / evvelsi

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by FlyingBird, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. FlyingBird Senior Member

    What does 'evvel' mean?

    Also can you explain what suffix 'si' mean in this word 'evvelsi'?

  2. shafaq Senior Member

    evvel=ilk. önce
    evvelsi= any time belongs to evvel(=past, before)
    evvelsi gün=the day that belongs to past that more far than yesterday
    sabah=in the morningakşamsı=in the eveningyatsı=sleeping time

    This (-sı/-si) suffix belongs to Trakya and Rumeli Turks' dialect(= Macır=Muhacir lehçesi) and is derelict in modern Turkish except some rare examples like "yatsı(the time between evening and night ), öncesi(=background), sonrası(=foreground) as in "Bu işin bir öncesi ve sonrası var".
  3. FlyingBird Senior Member

    İs there any difference between 'evvel' and 'önce' or they can be used interchangeably?

    İf yes, than i would appreciate some sentences as example :)
  4. shafaq Senior Member

    In most cases they are interchangeable.

    Milattan Önce/evvel=Before Christ

    Evvelden/önceden de söylediğim gibi=Like I said before ...

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