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  • adj. Tending to overlay many morphemes in a manner that can be difficult to segment.


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fusion +‎ -al


  • Central to this paradise is a little girl, Magalena, with whom the childless pianist forms a fusional bond.

    Karin Badt: Paris is No Paradise: Benoit Jacquot's "Villa Amalia" with Isabelle Huppert

  • Dividing the zodiacal wheel by 1 conjunction 0 degreesa fusional relationship.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • Between attacks of fusional folly, Mr. Malouf imparts a lot of practical information (e.g., cardamom is not only a versatile spice but an excellent digestive and breath freshener), often leavened with food lore (the best dried apricots in the world still come from Hunza, in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir).


  • Since the linguists I've read say that none of the typology classifications flexionalal (fusional), agglutinative, isolating (analytical) or polysynthetic fit any language perfectly you probably do have some wiggle room to say that Vietnamese has some non-isolating characteristics. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHINESE.

  • Although Cambodian is a fusional-isolating type language, in Vietnamese the Chinese influence is overwhelming widely affecting both its vocabulary and morphology. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHINESE.

  • I just feel more comfortable with being able to pigeon-hole a language's typology into one of these 4 four categories or at least somewhere in between like Modern English which is supposed to be fusional-isolating. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHINESE.

  • Largo has its Radiohead cover tune ( "Paranoid Android") all right, but this time Mr. Mehldau's choices serve his larger project of hammering out an original jazz-pop fusional language, harmonically spare, percussive and beautiful in its rather severe way.

    Just Remember These: Most Desirable Discs of 2002

  • As soon as this happened, the expression of plurality in föti, töthi, and analogous words became symbolic and fusional, not merely fusional.

    Chapter 8. Language as a Historical Product: Phonetic Law

  • In an “agglutinative-fusional” language the derivational elements are agglutinated, perhaps in the form of prefixes, while the relational elements (pure or mixed) are fused with the radical element, possibly as another set of prefixes following the first set or in the form of suffixes or as part prefixes and part suffixes.

    Chapter 6. Types of Linguistic Structure

  • By a “fusional-agglutinative” language we would understand one that fuses its derivational elements but allows a greater independence to those that indicate relations.

    Chapter 6. Types of Linguistic Structure


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