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How would some one say she (someone) was a man? I find O bir… 
8th-Dec-2009 09:55 pm
How would some one say she (someone) was a man?

I find O bir adamdı but I am not sure if that is right because adam is not a verb... or is it?
9th-Dec-2009 08:31 am (UTC)
maybe bu kiz bir adam oldu? juts saying o out of context might be confusing.
9th-Dec-2009 08:56 am (UTC)
well I want to say, she was a man, today she is a woman. as in she had a sex change...etc etc...
9th-Dec-2009 10:24 am (UTC)
I understand, but again "O" is gender neutral, so if it won't have the same impact it would in English with the gendered third person pronoun. But maybe that would be better? O bir adam oldu, bugun bir kadin.
9th-Dec-2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yours just says "(S)he became a man, today (s)he is a woman." Remember that olmak has a couple copulative forms.
9th-Dec-2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'd probably say something like,
Adamdı, artık kadın.
though I don't think it's obvious, really, that the pronoun is "she". However, it's really awkward to note both the pronoun "o" and to use "bu kız".

Other points: I used "artık" because it represents a state change. You could use "şimdi" or "bugün", which capture the idea of "now" and "today" better, but not as much the idea that she used to be something different, which is the whole reason to use "artık".
9th-Dec-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
yes that is basically what I had although I did not include it in the post... today she is a woman
9th-Dec-2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
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