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Litotes is the word you may have heard in class.
Nice answers here already, but the problem with agglutination is that it's a very unusual word that most people will be unfamiliar with. Indeed it sounds rather like the process of adding gluten to something... I would myself go for more of a comedic term which is itself agglutinated: I would call it Extenderization. Everyone can relate to that term and ...
Under the meaning you have chosen, it is part of the verb phrase "last week won the big race". So it goes beneath this; to the left of the verb "won" and the noun phrase "the big race"
Increasement is already a word. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/increasement http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/increasement http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Increasement But I would offer this Calvin and Hobbes strip: Although in this case I suppose you're nouning a noun. Edit: More seriously, you might consider using the verb suffixing: ...
Perhaps you mean the process of attaching suffixes and/or prefixes to a root word to make a whole family of related words, like hand, handy, handiness, unhand, unhanded, and so on. The name for that is agglutination and languages that rely on this kind of word growth for their grammar are called agglutinative. The word itself is an example of Latin ...
When you make up a new word, generally, it's called a "neologism". Does that fit here? Neologism: (noun) a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase. the introduction or use of new words or new senses of existing words. a new doctrine, especially a new interpretation of sacred writings. Psychiatry. a new word, often consisting of a combination of ...
Deadrat has explained very well what morphology is, the form or internal structure of a word, and what syntax is, the structure of a sentence or the conexions between words. The distinction between morphology and syntax is often useful, but sometimes it is unclear or counter-productive. For that reason, it is sometimes more useful to see morphology and ...
Morphology is the study of the structure of words, in particular the analysis of their parts with respect to meaning. For instance in the sentence One dog is a pet; many dogs are a pack the fact that the plural of dog is formed by added a final -s is a morphological consideration. Syntax is the study of the structure of sentences, i.e., the rules ...
Am I missing something obvious with this example; Paul is feeling rotten (stative verb) Paul has a bad feeling (gerund) ?
Sing, sang, sung, song is indeed an example of ablaut, but only one kind of ablaut. There is another more interesting kind because it's more fruitful. This is shown by the words nest, sit, seat. The root here is 's-t'. The nest is where a bird sits down. ni means down, the same as in the words nether and beneath. This type of vowel gradation was very ...
Ablaut is defined as a change in vowel in related words or forms. The word actually originates from the German words "ab" (off) and "laut" (sound), meaning that ablaut literally means an off sound. It refers to when different forms of a word have different vowels, as in sing, sang, sung.
It comes from "My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen". Titled men come first (My Lords); then their spouses [My] Ladies; Ladies also include non-titled ladies; and finally, untitled men (Gentlemen). Debretts, Preamble Precedents The following list gives the form in which important guests should be included in a preamble in order of precedence: Your ...
Ladies first. To quote something I had drilled into me from childhood: when serving, visiting ladies home ladies visiting gentlemen home gentlemen yourself.
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