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The copular verb/linking verb is "were" (to be), the linking verb number 1. It is followed by "known", the predicative complement. Here "known" is used as an adjective. "known" is followed by "as brocade pictures". Here I think the terms for this part will diverge. I would say this word group is a complement to the adjective "known". I don't think that ...


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Enclitic a word pronounced with so little emphasis that it is shortened and forms part of the preceding word, for example n't in can't. Post-position a word or morpheme placed after the word it governs, for example -ward in homeward. Source: Oxford Dictionaries Clubbing these definitions together, a post-positional enclitic is a word or a ...


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The Wikipedia examples are not relevant. They are examples of insertion of a glide to prevent two vowels from being adjacent: specifically, a /j/ in hiatus and a /w/ in co-operation. That doesn't have anything to do with null morphemes. As for the main question, "is null morpheme a well-accepted concept?", yes, it is, but it depends on your theory of ...


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It depends on how you look at ‘inheriting’ and ‘borrowing’. Allow me to start off by quoting from ScotM’s comment above: I would say that the inheritance is a discrete form of one generation borrowing from a former generation. This is arguably a logical way of looking at it: after all, we all acquire language by emulating others and using words that ...


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Well, we don't really seem to have found a word which pleases Joe. Perhaps the only kind of thing we can call his kind of word is... well... a "thingy". Or "oojamaflip", or "wozzname", or "fandoodle". Is it time to admit defeat and decide that (to quote my reply to Roy): We can't find the word for that kind of word which stands in for the word we can't ...



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