Re: [hrl_2] I would like to see examples of internal derivations of Turkish words

Dear David and Friends,

Hi.  Please do give structured morphology examples from English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin.  This way we will all know what we are talking about.

Turkish is essentially a monosyllabic language in which mono syllables are the root words and suffixes. It is an agglutinative language in which many words are derived by adding many suffixes to the root word (almost with mathematical regularity).  It is like building a wall with bricks of different colors.  Each additional one, two or three lettered suffix, added to the root word, changes the meaning of the word with great refinement.  It must be noted that in my writings in this forum, I am not writing about morphology and grammatical aspects of Turkish language because they are well documented in Turkish grammar books. To see and enjoy the morphology of words with extreme regularity in Turkish, one needs to study Turkish language from a Turkish grammar book. 

The mathematical simplicity and precision of word formation in Turkish alone is sufficient to qualify Turkish as the Original Language.  There is no question in my mind that Turkish was the Original Language and I have given many examples to validate this fact.  Additionally, I have been saying in almost every writing that the "Indo-European" languages, starting with Greek, Latin, English, Italian, etc., plus the Semitic languages, are all artificially made up by using Turkish as a model language where Turkish words and phrases were restructured into these languages by "Hellenizing", "Romanizing", "Anglicizing", "Semitizing", "naturalizing", etc.  Since these languages, manufactured from Turkish, have structured morphology - as you say, the model language that they were made from, i.e., Turkish, surely has structured morphology.

Best wishes to you and to all,

Polat Kaya

David L wrote:

I would think that many Turkish words are derived from other Turkish words, that they have an internal derivation, so they have a structured morphology. Classical Greek has a structured morphology, Latin has a structured morphology, Ancient Hebrew has a structured morphology, Classical Arabic has a structured morphology.
If a language is believed to be the Original Language, then it probably has one of the more internally derived forms, that many of the words are derived from other words in the language, and such a language has few root words.
I think to prove that a language is ancient or original you must prove that it is highly ordered in derivational morphology. I can give many examples from English, and many from Ancient Hebrew, but it is the Ancient Hebrew examples that are more ordered. If Turkish has a simplicity and regularity and internally derived morphology, then may be it could be the Original Language.
Dave A service of allingus Professional Language Solutions Co. - Istanbul