bound morpheme


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Noun1.bound morpheme - a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
morpheme - minimal meaningful language unit; it cannot be divided into smaller meaningful units
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
affix - a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
Translations
gebundenes Morphem
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The reverse list of the bound morphemes (gebundene Morpheme) marks, by a hyphen, not only the boundary between the omitted "lexeme" and the bound morpheme - which is redundant - but boundaries between the several morphemes of a string that occurs in stem-final.
Supporting evidence comes from (i), in which bou `arrest' is a bound morpheme and is never used alone.
There are two types of morphemes in the English language, distinguished as either bound or free (Ganske, 2000): A bound morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning that cannot be used as an isolated word.
What is the maximum number of bound morphemes a verb can receive in Turkish?
There is, however, a set of aspectual forms, bound morphemes that immediately follow the lexical verb in Cantonese, that convey temporal meanings (Matthews and Yip 1994), and that can be regarded as finiteness markers.
Perhaps the most telling evidence that all bound morphemes do not group together is the difference in accuracy of production of three homophones in English, -s plural, -'s possessive, and -s present tense.
For instance, prefixes and suffixes are bound morphemes and can be further divided into derivational ones and inflectional ones.