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    Exclamation Latin derivatives

    My work is all about the structure and meaning of derivative adjectives. And it was quite easy with flower-flowered pairs. But what about such words as "final" or "annual"? Their stems "ann" and "fin" do not exist separately in English but still they are called derivatives. Should I analyse them like other adjectives with affixes or treat them like borrowings or simple words?
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    Re: Latin derivatives

    It rather depends on the approach you choose to take. Ultimately you can trace the origin of your words back to the Latin words finalis/finis and annualis/annalis/annus. However, in English itself, there are no independent words fin (in this meaning) or ann/enn. Actually, I don't see final as a problem, because the -al is part of the original stem.
    I suppose that one way would be to propose a class of 'theoretical anglicised Latin stems', which would include such stems as ann/enn, circum, phon, etc.

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