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tr.v. af·fixed, af·fix·ing, af·fix·es
1. To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package.
2. To impute; attribute: affix blame to him.
3. To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter.
4. Linguistics To add as an affix.
n. (ăf′ĭks′)
1. Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
2. Linguistics A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.

[Medieval Latin affīxāre, frequentative of Latin affīgere, affīx- : ad-, ad- + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

af·fix′a·ble adj.
af′fix′al adj.
af′fix′al·ly adv.
af·fix′er n.
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relating to an affix
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Adj.1.affixal - of or pertaining to a linguistic affix
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The affixal derivation found in this paradigm comprises, among others, the prefixal strong verb bepurfan "to need" and the nouns ofer[??]earf "extreme need" and unpearf "disadvantage," together with the suffixed forms porffaest "useful," porfleas "useless," pearflic "necessary" and pearflice "usefully."
Where these two functions are distinguished, it is not by affixal material, but by means of full-form alternations.
They only differ with respect to their subject/object status which therefore appears to determine their affixal realization in this context.
For instance, Villarreal Olaizola & Garcia Mayo (2009) examined the variable use of copula and auxiliary be (i.e., suppletive inflection) and [3.sup.rd] person singular morpheme -s and past tense morpheme -ed (affixal inflection) by 56 learners of English in their last year of compulsory education (aged 14-15) following a CLIL programme and a mainstream EFL programme.
Thus, the qali/kali- "affixal word family" (Blust 2001:33) presents us with a multi-facetted phenomenon of Austronesian cultures, which Blust explained as follows (2001:58-59):
By analysing the rules and operations that produce the 3,356 adjectives which the lexical database of Old English Nerthus ( turns out as affixal derivatives, a total of fourteen derivational functions have been identified.
For this reason, this piece of research focuses on the formation of Old English adjectives from the point of view of the change of meaning produced by the processes of word-formation that turn out affixal adjectives.