circumfix

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cir·cum·fix

 (sûr′kəm-fĭks′)
n.
An affix consisting of a prefix and a suffix, such as the progressive present marker a- ... -ing in dialectal English I'm a-going or the past participle marker y- ... -t in archaic English yclept.
tr.v. cir·cum·fixed, cir·cum·fix·ing, cir·cum·fix·es
To add as a circumfix.
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Translations
Zirkumfix
circonfixe
接周辞
circumfigerencircumfix
cirkumfix
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Even circumfixes are not very frequent among the languages of the world.
Keywords: word play, Zagreb slang, affixes, suffixes, circumfixes, spoonerisms
in circumfixes - see example (3) from Guillaume 2008: 115) and paradigmatically, in the case of e.g.