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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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Comparative semantic concepts in affixation. In Santana-Lario, Juan & Valera, Salvador (eds.), Competing patterns in English affixation, 33-66.
As will be shown in section 4, these are the result of multiple affixation and each one of the involved affixations operates in existent derivational patterns of contemporary Portuguese:
(b) Affixation: This involves the insertion of morphemes to a root word; that is forming morphologically complex words by the addition of morpheme(s) to the base, illustrated in the following sketch:
to Islamabad for affixation of visa was reimbursed to PIA by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from his own pocket", the spokesman said.
The most striking contrast, in my view, is the broad definition of cognate objects that Hoche (2009) defends which, as mentioned before, also comprises those nouns that are morphologically derived from verbs by means of affixation. As a logical consequence, then, her results differ from mine in several important aspects, concerning, above all, the number of verb-noun combinations studied, as well as the number of COCs found; specifically, 400 verb-noun pairs, resulting in 3,139 different COCs.
which in turn requires hairpin for affixation and keeping the scarf in place.
As a matter of fact, a significant amount of research has also shown that affixation is indeed a challenging task even for native speakers.
Zamir Akram said Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems pose a fundamental challenge to the protection of civilians and the notion of affixation of responsibility and transparency.
Under our view, the infinite affixation is not problematic, because the infinitive is simply a non-finite citation form needed to construct a CC (bare verb roots cannot stand alone in Finnish).