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What is a minor entry in a lexical database?

 

Definition
 

A minor entry is a unit in the lexical database representing a lexeme that is an irregular variant of a major entry lexeme. It contains minimal phonological, semantic, and grammatical information about the variant.

 

Insert the following types of lexemes as minor entries:

 
  • Irregularly inflected forms
  • Irregular phonological variants
Examples
 

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