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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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Since a full-fledged investigation of the limits of suspended affixation requires an extensive analysis on the various types of morphological elements that may be involved, I have chosen to investigate the phenomenon within a single language, namely Turkish, with the hope that the data and implications will carry over to future work concerning similar phenomena in other languages.
2) is an exemplary paradigm in that it defines simple affixation.
1999: Note 48) admit the inadequacy of an affixation approach to such cases, downplaying their relevance and commenting vaguely that a more general "processual" view of morphology may be required for them.
As with aku, for 'I', kamu can be shortened to the affixation mu, such as in bukumu ('your book').
pointed out to me, the Hungarian Inessive case marker (-ban/-ben), encoding interior location, appears to be built on top of the goal-oriented Illative case (-ba/-be) by the affixation of -n.
Most of the papers focus on individual types of word formation (compounding, affixation, and conversion), and they contribute to reframing our understanding of these processes.
The -ed, -d past-tense affixation may be regarded as a resultant from use of did (Old English dide, dyde), past tense of do (Old English don), a reduplicative of the present stem employed in Proto-Germanic "as suffix to form the past tense of other verbs," being then reduced to -da in Gothic, to -de in Old English, thence to -d (-ed) in English (Barnhart, op.
De-trademarking and other options, such as affixation of Red Cross endorsement stamps, would have significantly reduced the likelihood that the goods distributed would be associated with the affected trademark owner.
International certificates of quality are accepted, but they must be approved in order to obtain the required ISP approval affixation.
What is the manner of affixation of the property to the land?
Led by Ansgar Endress at Harvard University, the study was aimed at determining whether a grammatical structure, called affixation, is independent of language.
Only recently I taught a class on affixation of Latin and Greek roots--harking right back to medical terminology days.