Re: deponency

From: Ronald Ross (
Date: Mon Jan 27 1997 - 22:16:26 EST

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

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