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affix

(a′fiks″) [L. affixus, fastened to]
An element attached to a word that alters its meaning, e.g., a prefix or a suffix.
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Assuming that amputate is an activity verb whose first argument is sentient but volitional, and whose second argument is nonsentient, there is no good match for the semantic requirements of the affixal argument.
In other words, the affixal argument is compatible with base arguments that are sentient or nonsentient, volitional or nonvolitional.
The two word-formation processes that take part in the formation of adjectives in Old English are both of an affixal nature: prefixation and suffixation.
Originally, <-ban> is derived from the morphemes <-a-n> in an affixal string.
Affixal negation, or morphological negation (Givon, English 202): this type of negation is marked by the presence of a negative affix.
Affixal negation in English and other languages: An investigation of restricted productivity (Supplement to Word 20.
A speaker that encounters one member of a cohort set can therefore deduce the stem of other members of that set, and, given the limited affixal variation in Estonian, can likely predict the whole forms.
Tables 4 and 5 also exhibit a number of affixal patterns that are sometimes taken to define additional classes.
We can therefore conclude that -si belongs to a generalized type of inverse markers which indicate hierarchy crossing by affixal material while "harmony" across hierarchies remains unmarked.
Selkirk suggests the following way out of this dilemma: pronouns can exceptionally be affixal clitics.
German could also be analyzed as having an affixal strategy.
These data clearly invalidate an affixal analysis of zui.