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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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Let us now turn to the comparison of evaluative affixes to -ia and -dzis, since these affixes and evaluative ones do not "change the category" of their bases.
While such a fact may suggest that any derivational marking of location nouns is either not productive or not the primary meaning of the affix, the amount of coverage of derivational morphology in general, and of secondary meanings of affixes is not always thorough enough that we can be sure that absence of mention means absence of such forms.
Predictably, a combination of such affixes is regulated by different principles, which we will try to identify and model.
* RQ2: If a resolution of competition between the affixes is expected, will zero-affixation or -ness come out of use or will one or both affixes become semantically specialised?
The results were interpreted as evidence for different processing of complex words according to the productivity of the affixes--in other words, that the reader processed complex words made up of productive or unproductive affixes differently.
The derivation would still depend upon pure semantics--disembodied meanings still unencumbered by corresponding speech forms--to condition the proper affixes and compound formation.
of Nevada, Reno) present a revised resource text for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to help students in the syllables and affixes stage of development--usually in grades 3 through 8.
Tagging was done manually and served for the retrieval of varied items (not only the lexically-dependent), and for easier examination of the tendencies of the affixes studied in terms of the word-classes involved.
This is due to the different token frequency of the four suffixes in the corpus: whereas -mento and -mente rank among the most frequent Italian affixes, -nza occupies an intermediate position and -(t)ura is much less frequent.
The most important claim that we make is that affixes, like simplex lexical items, can have skeletons, and that the semantic part of derivation involves adding the affixal skeleton as an outer layer to the skeleton of the base, thereby subordinating that skeleton.
Not content with the simple tales of volcanic horror, he affixes an environmental shocker to his story.
The company's P500 RFID affixing module affixes all transponder sizes, and operates at speeds up to 500 feet per minute.