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mor·pheme

(mōr'fēm),
The smallest linguistic unit with a meaning.
[G. morphē, form + -eme, from phoneme, G. phēmē, utterance]

morpheme

The smallest semantically meaningful unit of a spoken language (words, prefixes or suffixes) that have discrete meanings. The formal study of morphemes is termed morphology.

morpheme

(mor'fem)
The smallest meaningful grammatical unit in a language (e.g., the s in “beds”).
See: phoneme

morpheme

The smallest element of speech that conveys either factual or grammatical information. Compare with phoneme which is a speech sound that serves to distinguish one word from another.
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Although the formation of deverbal nouns with a dental suffix is identified by Pilch as conveying i-mutation (m[??]g[??] "ambition" < magan "to be able"), the vast majority of derivational processes presenting i-mutation can be included under the general heading of zero derivation (or derivation without derivational morphemes).
Some of the morphemes above can in fact appear as orthographic words as abbreviations of words in which they would otherwise be prefixes, for instance hyper(active), homo(sexual), trans(sexual).
Then the algorithm starts checking the remaining character string against the morpheme list.
Also missing from this work, but present in the Hurrian grammars, is a short index of morphemes (derivational and grammatical), which would be very useful.
Statistics-based morpheme combinations attempts to reduce the LM complexity by concatenating selected morpheme pairs automatically, although the size of the lexicon might increase.
In generalizabilidade, legalizabilidade, the segment--al may function inside Pattern 1, as legal 'legal' and geral 'general' are adjectives where--al is recognizable, not as a derivational morpheme, but through semantics and syntax.
It is a bound morpheme uniting two segments in derivational operations e.g.
In short: -je-and -s(e)- are variants of the same morpheme in different contexts.
[[C.sub.[alpha]]].sub.[mu]][C.sub.[alpha]] [right arrow] [C:.sub.[alpha]] - long consonants are found at the morpheme boundary between a consonant-final lexical stem or suffix and a suffix or enclitic beginning with the same consonant.
A pure vowel is long and tense if followed by a single consonant letter in the same morpheme, and is short and lax if followed by two or more consonant letters in the same morpheme.
of Items Inflected 7 Suffixes Derivational 8 Suffixes Morpheme Juncture 5 Schwa Vowels Homophone 7 Greek and 7 Latin Roots Assimilated 7 Prefixes Subscale 41 Items (n) Table 4.
* Recognise and know how to use morphemes in word families for example 'play' in 'played' and 'playing' * Manipulate sounds in spoken words including phoneme deletion and substitution.