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What is infixation?

 

Definition
 

Infixation is a morphological process whereby a bound morpheme attaches within a root or stem.

 

The kind of affix involved in this process is called an infix.

Example: Philippines (Tagalog)
 

The focus marker -um- is a infix which is added after the first consonant of the root.

 
  • bili: root ‘buy’
  • -um-: infix ‘AGT’
  • bumili: word ‘bought’
  • Generic
      Infixation is a kind of:
     

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