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What is a simulfix?

 

Definition
 

A simulfix is a change or replacement of vowels or consonants (usually vowels) which changes the meaning of a word.

Examples (English)
 
  • Eat in past tense becomes ate.
  • Tooth becomes teeth when plural .
Generic
 

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