affixation


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Noun1.affixation - the result of adding an affix to a root word
sound structure, syllable structure, word structure, morphology - the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
2.affixation - formation of a word by means of an affix
formation - creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"
prefixation - formation of a word by means of a prefix
suffixation - formation of a word by means of a suffix
3.affixation - the act of attaching or affixing somethingaffixation - the act of attaching or affixing something
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
grafting, graft - the act of grafting something onto something else
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However, sentences such as in (i) do not constitute a coordinate construction with suspended affixation.
1994 Early Middle English word formation: Semantic aspects of derivational affixation in the AB language.
Morphological affixation generally does not involve stem change in Germanic words, in contrast to Latinate items (compare, with prefixes, unmarked, unreal ~ immobile, irresponsible, and with suffixes, happiness, childhood ~ pleasure, infancy).
To a traditionalist such a layout may seem outrageous, however, if the principal objective of the book is understanding written Old English at the lower-intermediate level, detailed phonological analyses are not necessary, unlike issues of word order or affixation, usually ignored or glossed over in standard textbooks.
The adjective-forming suffix -ppo (4a) and the "indigene" suffix -kko (4b) are dominant, causing deletion of H tone (if any) from the base of affixation.
By Late Middle English grammatical relationships and meanings previously expressed by means of affixation (inflectional endings and prefixes) had been largely taken over by prepositions and adverbial particles which had become necessary elements in most noun and verb phrases.
37-71), discussing simple and complex nouns, compounding, reduplication, affixation, pronouns, noun phrases that consist of quantifiers and nouns, pronouns and quantifiers, adjectives, noun postmodifiers, demonstratives, and nouns modified by sentences, noun phrases linked by blong, and coordinate noun phrases.
Therefore, affixation has always been derivation par excellence and linguists, especially in the American structuralism tradition, have been keen to reduce all morphological processes to simple affixation.
Italian, prefer affixation, reducing (but, of course, not abolishing) the space of conceptual constraints.
1], overriding a segment present in the base, is what sets fixed segmentism apart from "normal" affixation, where specific segments attach to a base in linear sequence.
However, it would be disingenuous to pretend that Irish compounds do not display a certain degree of word-internal structure lacking in monomorphemes and items derived by affixation.
Thus, while Kurisu's model incorporates the possibility of satisfying RM through base modification (nonconcatenative morphology), it also accounts for morphological processes in which morphemes can only be realized through affixation (not through modification of the base).