Ch 2 morphological - MorphologicalTypes Morphologicaltypes Isolating/analytic Synthetic/fusional/inflectional Agglutinative Polysynthetic

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Morphological types Isolating/analytic Synthetic/fusional/inflectional Agglutinative Polysynthetic
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Isolating/analytic Relatively short words; few or no affixes  (prefixes, suffixes) Most morphemes can stand alone (free) Word order tends to be fixed 
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Example: Chinese Wŏ  hĕn ài chī yú.  wŏ  hĕn      ài  chī        yú.  I     very      love  eat      fish “I like eating fish.’”
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Fusional/Synthetic/Inflectional Moderate degree of affixation Morpheme boundaries not always clear Root morphemes usually bound Word order tends to be somewhat free Use of suppletion
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Filius patrem amat.   fili-                           -us         offspring  +nominative singular masculine  patr-                        -em father  +accusative singular masculine 
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Ch 2 morphological - MorphologicalTypes Morphologicaltypes Isolating/analytic Synthetic/fusional/inflectional Agglutinative Polysynthetic

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