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Nominal suffixes in the process of affixation

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  • Mirela Copca

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)

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The existence of words is usually taken for granted by the speakers of a language. The average speaker knows thousands of words, and new words enter our minds on a daily basis, thus, language is in a continuous process of development. The word is a speech unit used for the purposes of human communication, materially representing a group of sounds, possessing a meaning, susceptible to grammatical employment and characterised by formal and semantic unity. The term vocabulary is used to denote the system of words and word-groups that the language possesses. Vocabulary means the sum of all the words in the language. Good knowledge of the rules of word-formation, origin and history of words help us to discover the meaning of new-formed words, to master the standards of their usage, and to prevent mistakes.

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  • Mirela Copca, 2014. "Nominal suffixes in the process of affixation," Social-Economic Debates, Association for Entreprenorial Spirit Promotion, vol. 3(2), pages 32-37, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdb:social:v:3:y:2014:i:2:p:32-37
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    Language; vocabulary; word; affixation; nominal suffixes;

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