Morpheme

November 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Morphemes are small timid beasts. They prefer being in the company of other Morphemes. They are some of the smallest creatures in Grammarland, as you can see by the scale of this Morpheme next to my tea cup. Each Morpheme has its own unique sound form every other Morpheme. Some of the more common ones you’ll hear squeaking away are, “er, est, ex, il, inter, less” and “sub”.

 

1. Any of the minimal grammatical units of a language, each constituting a word or meaningful part of a word, that cannot be divided into smaller independent grammatical parts, as the, write,  or the -ed  of waited.

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