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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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This supports the views of some scholars that most morphological processes entail some kind of affixation.
There thus seems to be a great deal of evidence suggesting that it may be useful to develop affixation skills when learning the English language (and, as the result section will show, it seems equally important to acquire affixation skills in Swedish).
As has been remarked above, this article engages in affixation thus dealing with purely derivational affixes or, put in another words, with morphological phenomena that can be separated from inflection on a discrete basis.
Even though the category of person is important for inflectional prefixation and affixation, including the theme signs, it does not determine the alternation between stems-- nor is it crucial, it seems, for the argument realization algorithm that determines which participants are assigned which grammatical functions in three-participant constructions.
We believe that this affixation of the article to the toponym also occurs in Cook's Olhemaroa and Banks' Olimaroa, and that this represents the Tahitian article 'o plus the toponym Rimaroa, in the same way that 18th century English Otaheite represented the Tahitian article 'o plus the toponym Tahiti.
The influence of type and token frequency on the acquisition of affixation patterns: Implications for language processing.
Williams (1981: 92): "Whether a morphological rule is a rule of affixation or whatever, it has an input stem or word and it defines an output word.
This affixation cannot be done in the same way with saya and, sometimes, it is for this ease of expression and its capacity to 'trip off the tongue' that aku is chosen over saya.
Seal affixation is a mode of signature, a guard against forgery, and sometimes a subtle compositional device.
Affixation is productively used to construct new words in Pakistani English.
27) In order to satisfy the notice requirement prior to the BCIA's implementation, an author had to satisfy the following three elements: (1) Physical affixation of the symbol "(c)," the abbreviation "Copr.
Term morphological variation is due to grammatical, or derivational affixation (e.