inflectional ending

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inflectional ending - an inflection that is added at the end of a root word
ending, termination - the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Here, as in 'The Shepherd's Calendar,' he deliberately introduces, especially from Chaucer, obsolete words and forms, such as the inflectional ending in -en , which distinctly contribute to his romantic effect.
The linking element cannot be considered as an inflectional ending since in most of the cases presented above (12a-b, 14a-c) the inflectional suffix of the adjective is different from the form of the linking element.
Type B (regular inflection): Four letters: ASKS OSES ASPS PSIS ISMS USES ISTS TSKS Five letters: USEES Six letters: ASANAS This type of derived palindrome has proven to be rather elusive because the base word without the inflectional ending is not a palindrome.
The inflectional ending patterns found in Spanish verbal morphology is more complex than the one found in English.
Yup'ik verbs consist of a base plus an inflectional ending. The base consists of a root optionally followed by various suffixes.
In each group in Study 2, teachers miscounted syllables in words with inflectional ending -ed.
LOC.SG III/A nag-o AUX OBL- LOC nag-1.ABS.SG GEOi m-a-intereseb-s musik'a N.ABS.SG IVc/C PLRPC V l.DAT.SG-VERS- m-DAT interseb-3.ABS.SG Object -s-ABS Subject GEOii daint'eresebuli- musik'-it III/A OBL- PTCP/ADJ var- N musik'- INSTR PASS.l.SG OBL/INSTR.SG Commentary: BASQ -an in musican is a locative inflectional ending (Hualde 2003:185) In GEO, 1SG pronoun has the same form for both the DAT Object and ABS Subject (and also ERG Subject in sentence 4), so it is the verb's inflection that activates a particular DAT/ABS/ERG interpretation of the nominal element.
The aim of this study is to synchronically analyze the nouns which appear in the Vespasian Psalter and to construct a model for these nouns, which would be based on the visible inflectional markers--the inflectional ending.
Clearly, Type A palindromes for inflected English nouns and verbs are elusive because the base word without the inflectional ending is not a palindrome.
Livonian inflectional morphology is special when compared to that of other Finnic languages because of (a) both of its rich repertoire of inflectional ending variants and its complicated morphophonological alternation, (b) the sharp difference between the distribution of strong- and weak-grade forms in paradigms of a/a-stems by comparison with u-, o-, and i/i-stems.