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Unformatted text preview: 01:615:101:02, Fall 2011 19 th September, Class #5 V. Bajaj Morphology: Morphemes and Word Formation Exercise: Splitting Words into Morphemes 1. In Swahili, the word atanipenda means 'she will like me.' Based on just this word, can we conclude which sequence of sounds means 'like'? 2. Now consider the following data. Swahili English gloss atanipenda 'she will like me' alikupenda 'she liked you' ametupenda 'she has liked us' nitampenda 'I will like him' ninawapenda 'I am liking them' 2.1. What meaning is common in each of these Swahili words? 2.2. What sequence of sounds is found in all these Swahili words? 2.3. What is the morpheme for 'like' in Swahili? 2.4. Based on the data above, can we determine any other morphemes of Swahili? a. b. c. d. 3. How many morphemes are there in each of the following English words? a. restatement b. reply c. unenviable d. forgetfulness e. arguably f. clueless g. unemployment h. refrigerator i. condition • Back to the de¡nition of a morpheme.... Is it really the case that it is the smallest unit that carries meaning? •...
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