Flashcards on Морфеми

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What are morphemes?

The smallest meaningful units of language.

How are morphemes different from phonemes?

Morphemes carry meaning, while phonemes are sounds.

Give an example of a free morpheme.

Cat

What is the difference between a bound morpheme and a free morpheme?

A bound morpheme cannot stand alone as a word, while a free morpheme can.

What is an affix?

A morpheme added to the beginning or end of a word to create a new word or change its meaning.

Give an example of a prefix.

Un-

Give an example of a suffix.

-ed

What are root morphemes?

The main, core morphemes that carry the primary meaning of a word.

What is a compound word?

A word made up of two or more root morphemes.

Is 'happiness' a free morpheme?

No

Is 'unemployed' a free morpheme?

No

Is 'play' a bound morpheme?

No

Is 're-' a bound morpheme?

Yes

What is the difference between a derivational morpheme and an inflectional morpheme?

Derivational morphemes change the meaning and sometimes the part of speech of a word, while inflectional morphemes change the grammatical function or form of a word.

Give an example of an inflectional morpheme.

-s (plural)

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Test Your Knowledge


Which of the following is true about morphemes?



How are morphemes different from phonemes?



Which of the following is an example of a free morpheme?



What is an affix?



Which of the following is an example of a suffix?



What are root morphemes?



Which of the following is true about compound words?



Is 'happiness' a free morpheme?



Is 'play' a bound morpheme?



What is the difference between a derivational morpheme and an inflectional morpheme?




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