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Nominal suffixes in the process of affixation

Mirela Copca ()
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Mirela Copca: "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University

Social-Economic Debates, 2014, vol. 3, issue 2, pages 32-37

Abstract: The existence of words is usually taken for granted by the speakers of a language. The average speaker knows thousands of words, and new words enter our minds on a daily basis, thus, language is in a continuous process of development. The word is a speech unit used for the purposes of human communication, materially representing a group of sounds, possessing a meaning, susceptible to grammatical employment and characterised by formal and semantic unity. The term vocabulary is used to denote the system of words and word-groups that the language possesses. Vocabulary means the sum of all the words in the language. Good knowledge of the rules of word-formation, origin and history of words help us to discover the meaning of new-formed words, to master the standards of their usage, and to prevent mistakes.

Keywords: Language; vocabulary; word; affixation; nominal suffixes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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