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Re: THEORY: Roots and stems

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Friday, June 25, 2004, 4:07
Joerg wrote:

<<For example, in the English word form _players_, the stem is
_player_, but the root is _play_.>>

A very good example.   I'd just like to add that a confusion exists
because even linguists use these words in different ways--some-
times because different linguists have different definitions; some-
times by accident; and some even use the words interchangeably.
For this reason, I always find it helpful if they offer defines what
*they* mean by root and stem, even if they are, in fact, the real

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