Kandemır, Fevzi
September 2008
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2008, Vol. 12 Issue 37, p273
Academic Journal
In this study, Turkish folk riddles were investigated from the syntactic perspectives. It is observed that the riddler's efforts to hide the answer affect the syntax of the riddles. Accordingly, one of the basic characteristics of the riddles is determined as 'abridgement'. Considering the syntactic features of the riddles, the following types of riddle constructions were uncovered: riddles expressed in sentences, riddles with group(s) of phrases, and complex syntactic riddles.


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