2 Analysing morphemes You can do this in 2 ways By dividing it up with hyphens:e.g. truth-ful-nessBy using a tree diagramtruth - ful - nessNAN
3 Dividing with hyphens Divide into base form + morphemes truth = one morphemetruthful = base form + bound morphemetruth-fultruthfulness = base form + bound + boundtruth-ful-ness
4 Can you divide these words? ColourfulHappinessUnbelievableTeacherMonsterRattlesnake
5 Can you divide these words? Colourful colour-fulHappiness happi-nessUnbelievable un-believ-ableTeacher teach-erMonster monsterRattlesnake rattle-snake
6 Constructing tree diagrams (1) Divide the word into its constuent morphemes e.g. greed-i-nessDecide the root and its grammatical category : greed = noun (N)Decide the grammatical category of all the new words created by the other morphemesgreedy = adjective (A)greediness = noun (N)
7 Constructing tree diagrams (2) Write the divided word at the bottom of the pagegreed-i-nessWrite the grammaticalcategory of the rootand join it to the word: greedcategory of all thenew words created bythe other morphemes greed-i greed-i-nessand join them upNAN
8 Now write the word and connect up all the categories Now write the word and connect up all the categories. Can you label the boxes?
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