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Semantics of Noun Compounds

Where is the meaning in Noun Compounds? In case of binary noun compounds, the core meaning of the compound is obtained from one word known as head word and is modified by another word called modifier. In English, the head of the compound is located on the right. For e.g. School kid is a...

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Compound Words in English

What are Compound Words? Compound Words are a special case in Morphology. In simplest terms, they can be defined as words that are composed of two roots or bases. The process of formation of compound words is called as compounding. Compounding is a highly productive word formation process in many languages. The semantic nature and...