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Re: impositions

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, October 7, 2004, 9:22
On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 06:58:23 +0100, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:
> On Monday, October 4, 2004, at 01:19 , Chris Bates wrote: > > > I just realized... if a affix is a suffix at the end of the word, > > No! A suffix is an affix at the end of a word!
Yes! That's what he said! At least if you read it (as I did) as "If an affix is called a suffix when it occurs at the end of the word, a prefix when it occurs at the start, and an infix when it occurs in the middle, ..." -- that is, "there are groups of morphemes called, collectively, 'affixes'; some of these occur only at the beginning of words, and are called 'prefixes' to distinguish them from other affixes [etc.]". Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!