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Noun+Noun The most common type of word formation is the combination of two (or more) nouns in order to form a resulting noun: Noun + Noun = Noun Examples: landmine, wallpaper, toothbrush.

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Adjective+Adjective bitter-sweet, deaf-mute, aural-oral, Anglo-Saxon

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Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Noun+NounThe most common type of word formation is the combination of two (or more) nouns in order to form a resulting noun:Noun + Noun = NounExamples: landmine, wallpaper, toothbrush


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Verb+NounHere verbs describe what is done with an object or what a subject "does", in short, a new noun is formed, usually referring to something concrete, and the verb defines the action related to it:Verb + Noun = Noun: draw + bridge = drawbridge.


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Noun+AdjectiveNouns and adjectives can also be compounded in the opposite order:Noun + Adjective = AdjectiveCamera + shy = camera-shy (Shy in respect of appearing or speaking before cameras).


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Adjective+NounAnother major type of word formation is the compounding of Adjectives and nouns:Adjective + Noun = Noun: brown + bear = brownbear


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Adjective+Adjectivebitter-sweet, deaf-mute, aural-oral, Anglo-Saxon


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Adjective + Participlefar-reaching, far fetched, narrow-minded, single-minded, high-climbing, low-yielding, red-painted, bare-handed Note: It is as well possible to combine adjectives with participles not originating from verbs


Adjective verb to blackmail to dryclean to blackpaint to whitewash

Adjective+Verbto blackmail, to dryclean, to blackpaint, to whitewash


Noun verb to proofread to babysit to brainstorm to sightsee to tape record

Noun+Verbto proofread, to babysit, to brainstorm, to sightsee, to tape-record


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Concluding, here is an offer of complementary word formations that cannot sensibly be grouped within the context of the previous sections.


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

Back-formationBack-formation is the process of deriving words by dropping what is thought to be a suffix or (occasionally) a prefix. It applies chiefly to the coining of verbs from nouns.Examples: abled (disabled), to explete (expletive)


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

ClippingClipping is a shortening of a word by the omission of one or more syllables.Examples: bike (bicycle), decaf (decaffeinated coffee), fan (fanatic)


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

AcronymsAcronyms are another abreviatory device. The usually resulting word class is that of a noun: ECU (European Currency Unit), scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus), email (electronic mail).


Adjective adjective bitter sweet deaf mute aural oral anglo saxon

BlendsBlends are also used for abreviatory purposes. Here, two or more complementing components constitute the basis for the resultant. These components are omitted of one or more syllables before compounded to the blend.Examples: bit binary+digit, camcorder camera+recorder


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