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What is a portmanteau morph?

 

Definition
 

A portmanteau morph is a single morph that is analyzed as representing two underlying morphemes.

Example (French)
 

au ‘to (him)’ from a ‘to’ + le ‘masc. art’

 

du ‘of (him)’ from de ‘of’ + le ‘masc. art’

Example (Burmese)
 

ne? ‘your’ from ne) ‘you’ + ?"@? poss.mkr.

 

Tu? ‘his’ from Tu$ ‘he’ + ?"@? poss.mkr.

 
Source:

Thomas 1983 9

Generic
  A portmanteau morph is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 237

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 180


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