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What is a separable affix?

 

Definition
 

A separable affix is an affix that can be detached from its stem and located elsewhere in a construction.

Example (German)
 
  • The affix an- is a separable affix. It is attached to its stem in the verb ankommen ‘to arrive’; but it can be detached from the stem, as in the sentence Ich komme an ‘I arrive’.
  • Generic
      A separable affix is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 207


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