Unformatted text preview: then to a noun with the suffix “-ness”.-“Happiness” is an example of an adjective changing to a noun by adding the suffix “-ness”.-“Deactivation” is an example of a verb (“act”) being reversed by adding a prefix “de-” and then made into a different verb by adding the suffix “-ive” and then finally to a noun by adding the suffix “-ation”.-The base of every affix has to be an independent word in the language-What an affix does in a given word has to be the same as what it does in every other word it occurs in. (“Un-” must be a verb in all cases)-...
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- Fall '08
- Inflection, hierarchal structure -Ambiguity, root -Derivational changes, Hannah Rogal