In the paper a language game in the Zagreb Croatian slang is described and analyzed that combines syllable metathesis and adding the circumfix
These include the prefix ("un-"), suffix ("-ment," "-ly"), circumfix
This word can be broken down into smaller parts, or morphemes, thus ma- is a reflexive/passive prefix (realised as the allomorph mam- before a vowel); ihlapi 'to be at a loss as what to do next'; -n, stative suffix; ata, achievement suffix; and -apai, a dual suffix, which has a reciprocal sense with ma- (circumfix
Conceptually, this would not seem very reasonable, but still, could it be that the abstract noun is the result of the application of a circumfix
Consider, for instance, Russian verbal derivation with the circumfix
One set serves as an identity predicate, as in ana huwwa ana "I am l." The second set occurs with the negative circumfix
, as in ana maniis sakna hina "I am not living here." According to Eid this second set of pronouns must be analyzed as agreement features in INFL (accordingly, sentences with this set allow pro-drop, e.g., maniis sakna hina).
A classic example of this positional pattern is a circumfix
. Discontinuous morphemes are also associated with more than one position, connected with the operator 'AND'.