Tajik language – Who or What is Tajik language? Find out more

Posted: April 15, 2012 in Language, Tajikistan

Grammar

The word order of Tajik is Subject-Object-Verb.

Nouns

Nouns are not marked for grammatical gender, although they are marked for number. Gender is usually distinguished by a change of word, as in English, e.g. мурғ ‘fowl’ and xurujs ‘rooster’. Alternatively the modifiers ‘нар’ for male or ‘мода’ for female can be pre or post-posed to the noun, e.g. хар-и нар ‘male donkey’ and хар-и мода ‘female donkey’.

Two forms of number exist in Tajik, singular and plural. The plural is marked by either the suffix -ҳо or -он, although Arabic loan words may use Arabic forms. The article does not exist, although the direct object is marked by a suffix.

Prepositions

Simple prepositions

Persian English

аз from, through, across

бо with

бар on, upon, onto

ба to

бе without

дар at, in

чун like, as

то up to, as far as, until

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