Morpheme criteria It is a word that has meaning. It canot be divided into smaller parts. It recurs in differing verbal environment with stable meaning
Activity 1 How many morphemes each word contain? play........replay..... mini-kirt.....rainy.......cover...
Exercise 1 write the number of morphemes Weak Man able Cheep Cheeper Cheeply Unable weaken
Exercise 2 write the meaning of underlined morphemes Antedate Repay Manly Keeper unable Inactive Impossible Mal-fuction
Classification of morphemes
a.Bound morphemes Bound morphemes can not be uttered in alone with meaning. They are connected to more morphemes to words. E.g the morpheme: er in keeper b.Free morphemes Free morphemes can be uttered alone with meaning
Free open come red open come red Bound dom ive re un dom ive re un
Give examples of (Task 1) Free morphemes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Bound morphemes
a.Base morphemes A part of a word that has the principal meaning. b.Affix morpheme A bound morpheme that occur before, within, or after abase.
Base denial loyable reread denial loyable reread affix al able re al able re
affixes An affix is a bound morpheme that occurs: 1.before abase (prefix) 2.after abase- (suffix) 3.within abase-- (infix) An affix is a bound morpheme that occurs: 1.before abase (prefix) 2.after abase- (suffix) 3.within abase-- (infix)
Examples of affixes prefixes: import-prefix-reconsider English prefixes are a small class of morphemes(75) Activity: Give 10 examples of prefixes. ::Infixes are rare in English In plural nouns e.g geese pl of goose.in the past tense and past participle of verbs like o of chose and chosen. Suffixes: normalizers, friendship, reposibilities.
Give the meaning of the prefixes irrelevant postwar proceed semiprofessional prewar deemphasize
Underline the infixes Mouse, mice Take,took, taken Grow, grew, grown Spin, span, spun Ring, rang, rung foot, feet Ride, rode, ridden Tear, tore, torn find, found,found Shake, shook,shaken,
Write the number of suffixes greater personalities increasingly organizes agreeable responsibilities
Each group of words contain a base and suffixes. Make each into a word ed-live-en ing-at-termin- ity- work-able Ly-ion-ate-affect Er-s-mor- al-ize Provinc-s-ism-ial