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    Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Hi,

    I am from Sweden, and my name is Erik, and I am trying to learn English Morphology, so
    here I have two word(s):

    'Irreversible' = Ir-re-vers-ible = prefix + prefix + root + suffix

    'Preoperational' = Pre-oper-ation-al = prefix + root + suffix + suffix

    I am not sure if they are correct, and I am not sure of how I shall describe the affixes, i.e.
    Are they derivational or inflectional? What meaning do they have or what function do they perform?

    Any help is appreciated, thank you very much, I love the English language and America.

    Best regards,
    Erik from Sweden :)

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Please any English Native speakers out there??

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweden2011 View Post
    Please any English Native speakers out there??
    Quite a few of us, but we do this in our free time. Please don't become impatient after14 minutes.

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Sorry, I apologize. But can you folks help me, I am trying to learn more Morphology. Thanks! :)

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Quite a few of us, but we do this in our free time. Please don't become impatient after14 minutes.
    @5jj: Can you explain this? I mean the information I wrote in my first post (entry)?
    Please.

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    You would do better to wait for somebody who remembers more about morphology than I. I play with syntax and phonetics.

    However, I'll start you off. There are no inflectional affixes in your words. You might find these links helpful:

    Inflection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Derivation (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You would do better to wait for somebody who remembers more about morphology than I. I play with syntax and phonetics.

    However, I'll start you off. There are no inflectional affixes in your words. You might find these links helpful:
    How do you know that there are no inflectional affixes?

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Did you have a look at the links I provided?

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Did you have a look at the links I provided?
    Of course I did, but I am still wondering how you know that?
    What makes you conclude and say, it's this and not that?

    I want to know for sure, that is why I am asking :).

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    Re: Q: English Morphology, Root (Base), Affixes (prefix and suffix)??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweden2011 View Post
    Of course I did, but I am still wondering how you know that?
    Hey - I read the articles.

    I did tell you - You would do better to wait for somebody who remembers more about morphology than I. I play with syntax and phonetics.

    While you are waiting, try re-reading the articles. They made sense to me.

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