Re: what does -il- do?
|From:||Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 20:15|
I sent this to the wrong place by accident.
The morphemes of "heavily" are:
when a "y" is found in this position, it is spelled
it's just part of the root word, and has no seperate
Sometimes, the "y" is an adjective formant:
scare > scare-y (spelled: scary) > scary-ly (spelled:
scarily), same spelling rule.
--- Matt Arriola <azathoth500@...> wrote:
> I'm guessing the i- is just added to the regular
> adverbial -ly suffix
> to make it easier to say, considering it's
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 22:07:13 +0200, Rodlox
> <Rodlox@...> wrote:
> > I was thinking again (no no, don't run
> YET)....and became curious as to
> > what matter of modifier (if that's the right word)
> -il- is.
> > For example...
> > "The wood is heavy."
> > "The forest is heavily wooded."
> > one does not (that I know of) say "the forest is
> heavy-wooded" or "the wood
> > is heavily"...so I thought to ask: what is the
> -il- that so affects some
> > words? *curious*
> > thanks.
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