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What is a portmanteau morph?



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.


Thomas 1983 9

  A portmanteau morph is a kind of

Crystal 1985 237


Hartmann and Stork 1972 180

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