Re: deponency

Ronald Ross (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 21:16:26 -0600

Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> Paul: Morphology is the whole system of inflected "forms" of a language:
> conjugations of verbs, declensions of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives,
> etc.--all those paradigms like LUW/LUEIS/LUEI or AGROS/AGROU/AGRWi/AGRON

One minor correction.

Carl has described only *inflectional* morphology. There is also
derivational morphology, which combines non inflectional morphemes with
roots or more than one root into compound form.

Ron Ross
Department of Linguistics
University of Costa Rica
UBS Translation Consultant