Tagged: morpheme


Portmanteau Morpheme Linguistics

Portmanteau morpheme is the same form of a morpheme that performs more than one grammatical function in a language. In another words, there is a single morphological form that has two or more different functions or roles in a language. Portmanteau Morphs are very common in inflectional languages, and are totally absent in isolating languages.


Empty Morphemes in Linguistics

Empty Morphemes have phonological shape or physical structure but do not contain any semantic content. In simple words, they have a form but no function. Empty morphemes are a special case of morphemes in linguistics. Let us look at some typical example cases of empty morpheme in English language: o in speedometer u in factual...


Null Morpheme or Zero Morpheme

What is a Null Morpheme in Linguistics? Null morphemes are a special case of morphemes in linguistics that have some meaning or semantic content, but do not have a phonological shape or, in simple words, they cannot be pronounced by the language speakers. Being phonologically null, they just perform a morpheme’s function of rendering semantic...