On the morphological, semantic and conceptual fıelds Turkish verbs tak- and giy-

Nesrin Bayraktar Erten

On the morphological, semantic and conceptual fıelds Turkish verbs tak– and giy

(60th Meeting of the PIAC, Székesfehérvár 2017)

This study will explore forms, semantic and conceptual properties of predicates tak– (to put on) and giy– (to wear). In modern Turkish, the predicate giy- is usually in collocational relationship with garments as in elbise (dress), ceket (jacket), şapka (hat), çorap (socks), and terlik (slippers) giy-. Different forms of giy- such as giyin- and giyil- are also linked to giy-. Giysi (< giy-esi – garment) in modern Turkish can be found as ked-gü, gey-esi, and giye-ecek in historical phases of Turkish. The predicate tak- is mostly associated with ornaments and accessories such as gözlük (eye-glasses), şapka (hat), kravat (tie), madalyon (medallion), kolye (necklace), and küpe (earrings). The form tak-ı “accessorise” is a reflection of such a relationship. The derived forms takıl- and takın- , however, appear to have undergone semantic shift from the central meaning. This study will also explore the uses of these two predicates with compound verbs and expressions.