chapter  8
Inflectional suffixes
WithAslı Göksel, Celia Kerslake
Pages 30

Inflectional suffixes indicate how the constituents of a sentence relate to each other, and express functional relations such as case, person and tense. This chapter describes the forms and attachment properties of these suffixes. Inflectional suffixes indicate how the constituents of a sentence relate to each other, and express functional relations such as case, person and tense. The suffixes that attach to nominals are those marking number, possession and case. The possessive suffixes indicate the person of the possessor. The causative suffix attaches to transitive and intransitive verb stems. Suffixation is the primary means of forming subordinate clauses in Turkish. Subordinating suffixes are nominalizing suffixes. They combine with verb stems to form nominals, some of which can be inflected with the plural suffix, the possessive marker indicating the subject of the subordinate clause, a case suffix.