The Suffix 'den'...
What is agglutination anyway?
Examples of long Turkish words
How to build long Turkish words
Agglutination...One of those interesting words that is itself an example of what it means...
According to the New World Paperback Dictionary on our desk here, "agglutination" is a noun meaning "sticking together, as with glue". When the term is used in relation to languages, it means that suffixes are attached to root words to enhance and broaden the meaning of the root.
We use a little "suffix glue" sometimes in English -- think of forgetfulness, carelessness, merciless, enjoyable, fanciful, etc. But, in Turkish the glue-cup spilleth over.
It's by attaching suffix after suffix to a Turkish root word that you can formulate some of the longest (and dare I say, hardest-to-decipher) words in the history of the world!
Actually, the suffixes can add so much meaning to a word that the word transforms to become a phrase and then... a full fledged sentence -- with nary a break in the continuous onslaught of letters!
Let's build some of these "words" from scratch -- to better see how the meaning is progressively enhanced.
We'll start with evdekiler; the people in the house
Take the simple noun ev meaning house. Then add the suffix de meaning in, which gives evde; in the house.
Next glue on ki to convey that and you have evdeki; in that house.
Finally, you finish off your creation with ler to express the people (literally, "the ones") and you have evdekiler; the people in that house or more simply, the people in the house.
You seem to be one of those who is incapable of being naughty.
Nevertheless, who can fail to appreciate the beauty of the logic in the following:
terbiye good manners
terbiyesiz without good manners
terbiyesizlikleri their rudeness
terbiyesizliklerinden from their rudeness
terbiyesizliklerindenmis I gather that it was from their rudeness...!!!
Now that's nice...