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NOUN   a word formation | word formations
tvorba {f} slov
word formation
tvorenie {n} slov
word formation
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Translation for 'word formation' from English to Slovak

word formation
tvorba {f} slovjazyk.

tvorenie {n} slovjazyk.
Usage Examples English
  • Of all the types of word-formation in English, compounding is said to be the most productive.
  • But Geoffrey Pullum, the coiner of the term "snowclone", considers that it is only a "lexical word-formation analog".
  • Most word formation is done by compounding. When compounding radicals, the first one is said to be the "governing radical," and the following ones act as modifiers.
  • Speakers of other languages can learn to speak and write Interlingua in a relatively short time, due to simple grammar and regular word formation using a small number of roots and affixes.
  • The name Vogons is a new lexeme, a word newly created by Douglas Adams that does not conform to a pattern of word formation.
  • This may contradict normal rules for word formation in some languages, e.g., those in which there is no "eu" diphthong.
  • Derivation can be contrasted with other types of word formation such as compounding. For full details see Word formation.
  • Because derivation is a slower and less productive word formation process than the more overtly syntactical morphological methods, there are fewer collectives formed this way.
  • In addition, as a result of a process usually termed "iotation" (or "iodization"), velars and dentals alternate with palatals in various inflected forms and in word formation.
  • The principle of vowel harmony, which permeates Turkish word-formation and suffixation, is due to the natural human tendency towards economy of muscular effort.
  • In word formation, the language allows for compounds and for reduplication.
  • For example, a creole language may lack significant inflectional morphology, lack tone on monosyllabic words, or lack semantically opaque word formation, even if these features are found in all of the parent languages of the languages from which the creole was formed.
  • The distinction between inflection and word formation is not at all clear-cut.
  • Compounding is the most common of word formation strategies cross-linguistically.
  • Some lexems have specific meanings in West Germanic and there are specific innovations in word formation and derivational morphology, for example neologisms ending with modern English "-ship" (< wgerm. ...
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