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    Does each one of the following words consist of one morpheme or two?

    human
    woman
    sheep (in the case of plurality)
    morpheme
    derive
    deprive
    cafeteria
    inflect
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    Hi sash2008

    They all have just 1:



    • human hu- is not a productive prefix
    • woman wo- is not productive
    • sheep (pl.) sheep has a zero plural form
    • morpheme mor- is not productive
    • derive -rive is not a productive suffix
    • deprive -prive is not productive
    • cafeteria -teria is not productive
    • inflect -flect is not productive

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    Default Re: consist

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi sash2008

    They all have just 1:


    • human hu- is not a productive prefix
    • woman wo- is not productive
    • sheep (pl.) sheep has a zero plural form
    • morpheme mor- is not productive
    • derive -rive is not a productive suffix
    • deprive -prive is not productive
    • cafeteria -teria is not productive
    • inflect -flect is not productive
    Thank you Mr Soup
    but I think that the word "morpheme" has two morphemes: "morph" and "eme" /
    the word cafeteria has two: the main morpheme (the root) "cafe" and the derivational(lexical) morpheme "teria"
    Am I right?

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