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n. Linguistics
The use of an unrelated form to complete a paradigm, as the past tense went of the verb go, goes, going, gone.

[From Latin supplētus, past participle of supplēre, to supply; see supply.]

sup·ple′tive adj.
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On pourrait donc en deduire une regle suppletive lui reconnaissant une duree perpetuelle >>).
The study carried out by Garcia Mayo and Villarreal Olaizola (2010) on the acquisition of inflectional morphology by secondary school learners of L3 English in a CLIL and a NON-CLIL context reported no significant differences between the groups in the development of suppletive and affixal tense and agreement morphemes (third person singular -r, past tense -ed and auxiliary and copula be).
It is marked by -beghi, which seems to be a combination of two morphemes: be, negative suppletive form of the perfective marker and ghi, general negative marker.
Explaining phonological conditions on affixation: Evidence from suppletive allomorphy and affix ordering.
The duty of the present interest holder not to commit waste is suppletive in that law imposes the duty, even when not included in the original contract creating the estate, as mere default.
Reciprocity in trade, enforced in suppletive law in terms of the principles of consent, has continued to prevail as the basis of commerciality.
The weak and strong classes, as well as contracted verbs, preterite-present verbs, are taken into account, whereas anomalous verbs are disregarded because they are often suppletive.
They are part and parcel of a body of suppletive rules that were created by the legislature at the time of the codification and that make it possible to adapt the forum determination process to the circumstances of each case, thus providing a Quebec authority with a degree of flexibility in determining whether it has jurisdiction: arts.
Ist es denn eigentlich so ungewohnlich, dass das Seinsverb suppletive Stammvarianten aufweist?