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  • v. Present participle of suffix.


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  • The reason behind calling suffixing 'Arte Pink' is self-explanatory, as Peter has layered 680 white and pink glistening diamonds on the white-gold cell phone.

    British Blogs

  • A subset of blends is created by aggressive prefixing and suffixing—mixing and matching parts of existing words to make new words.

    2011 in Words

  • Of the two, SOV is the most common word order overall and with this word order comes the strong tendency towards suffixing with very few prefixes.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • The fact that prefixing languages are less common than suffixing ones should alone be enough to dissuade people into looking for genuine prefixes in this language until everything else is better understood.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • A lady prefacing her name with Mzzzzzzzz is as telling as a man suffixing his own with 'Esquire.'

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Like the Teutonic language Anglo-Saxon/English is, it has been open to compounding, metaphorizing, alliterating, prefixing and suffixing*, etc., almost as a rule if not actually so, as illustrated in A-S poetry, pre-dating WS by centuries.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How Much Did Shakespeare Embiggen the English Vocabulary?

  • Mongol has these amazing suffixing systems which turn verbs into nouns, which can in turn be turned back into verbs with different meanings than the original verbs. LINGUISTIC MUTATION.

  • Professor Jeffries Wyman called the new animal by the old name of gorilla, suffixing it to the “Troglodytes” which

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The practice of suffixing words with "- speak" and "- think" (groupthink, mediaspeak) as well as the abbreviation of "luv" for love arguably originated with the novel. [citation needed]

    Background information for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Nevertheless the plural concept can be, and nearly always is, expressed by the suffixing of an element (- ba -) to the radical element of the verb.

    Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts


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