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On the Use of – gAlI Suffix in Siberian-Tatar Turkish

One of the greatest three dialect groups, Siberian Tatar dialects, named Eastern group dialects, include a widespread use of –gAlI suffix and various functions when compared with Tatar literary language. That suffix which has no usage in today’s’ Tatar literary language, is used widely with many functions such as infinitive, gerund and imperatives. With this study, the opinions on -gAlI suffix was evaluated, its usage, variants and functions in Siberian Tatar dialects were investigated and by taking its situation in other dialects into consideration, its present usage in Siberian Tatar Turkish was evaluated.

-gAlI suffix, Siberian Tatar Turkish, Old Turkish, Turkish dialects, gerund, infinitive