Suffixes for the five states of the name

Turkish names have 5 states.

 

state

suffix

meaning

examples

plain

-

the object itself (nominative)

deniz orada: the sea is there.

i

-i (4) (stressed)

do something with the object (accusative)

denizi seviyorum: i like/love the sea.

e

-e (2) (stressed)

to (dative)

denize gidiyorum: i'm going to the sea.

de

-de (2) (stressed)

in/at/on (locative)

denizde balıklar var: there are fish in the sea.

den

-den (2) (stressed)

from

denizden geliyorum: i'm coming from the sea.

 

Note that all 4 suffixes above are stressed.