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Lexie Linder Ling 1101 HW #1 1. WORD # of morphemes Root Root category Word category amazement 2 amaze verb noun reusable 3 use verb adjective dishonest 2 honest adjective adjective Philadelphia 1 Philadelphia noun noun lovelier 3 love verb adjective historical 3 history noun adjective uncontrollable 3 control verb adjective impersonal 3 person noun adjective personable 2 person noun adjective fish 1 fish noun noun rereads 3 read verb Verb children 2 child noun noun 2. bound morphemes are bolded. a) Fly -simple k) spite ful -complex b) desk s -complex l) suite -simple c) un tie -complex m)fast est -complex d) tree -simple n) de form -complex e) dis like -complex o) dis obey -complex f) re use -complex p) pre plan -complex g) triumph ed -complex q)option ality -complex h) delight -simple r)pretti er -complex i) just
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Unformatted text preview: ly-complex s) mis treat-complex j) pay ment-complex t) pre mature-complex 3. i. In these words, the suffix -er generally means that the word is describing someone from a certain place, such as Long Island or New York. ii. In skater and walker, the suffix shows that you are talking about someone who is doing the verb it is modifying, as opposed to showing that you are talking about a person from a specific place. iii. According to this data, it seems that -er cannot follow a vowel sound or a word ending in -er. iv. This restriction does not apply to the other usage of the suffix....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course LING 1101 taught by Professor Whitman during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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