Tagged: morpheme

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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.

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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...

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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...