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inflection

noun accent, accentuation, cadence, expression, intonation, modulation, pitch, stress, tone, voice change
Associated concepts: demeanor of a witness, polygraph test
See also: intonation, stress
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In other words, partially-naturalised ATTs are not productive for other derivations, "[t]hese accept only the addition of inflectional morphemes, usually the regular plural marker" (Mahadin, 1996, p.
This type of derived palindrome has proven to be rather elusive because the base word without the inflectional ending is not a palindrome.
These examples also show that prefixation in Anaku Igbo make the verbs change to either nouns or verbal nouns/gerunds, which makes prefixation an inflectional as well as derivational operation in the language.
In Romance languages such as Spanish and Italian, which have rich inflectional morphology, some researchers argue for a similar stage based on spontaneous productions in which children heavily rely on first and second person conjugations (also referred to as default or bare forms); these forms are seen as parallel to Optional Infinitives, although they are much less frequent than reported for Germanic languages (for Spanish: Pratt & Grinstead, 2007; Grinstead, 1994, and Torrens, 1995; for Catalan: Torrens, 1995; Grinstead, 1994, and Bel, 2001; for Italian: Guasti, 1994).
On the side of morphological relatedness, Structural-functional theories of language such as Functional Grammar (Dik 1997a, 1997b), Functional Discourse Grammar (Hengeveld and Mackenzie 2008) and Role and Reference Grammar (Foley and Van Valin 1984; Van Valin and LaPolla 1997; Van Valin 2005), admit the existence of continuity between inflectional and derivational morphology, given their concern with the applicability of functional grammars to a wide variety of languages.
Although the background of quality and quantity relations is not relevant in describing the inflectional patterns at final stage and instead it is important to clarify the alternations and their place within the paradigm (what alternates with what and under what conditions), for the sake of better clarity it is important to study the genesis of alternations and links between them in terms of language history.
The interlinear gloss closely follows the Latin original, however, since the focus of the study is to analyse Early Old English inflectional markers, rather than syntactic relationships, the translation's faithfulness should not affect the results.
Inflectional endings change the number (plurality) or tense of the base word
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The authors concluded that it is more difficult for children to understand the relationships in morphemic derivations than in inflections due to the fact that in derivational morphology there is a change in the grammatical class of the morphologically complex words, which does not occur in inflectional morphology.
On the morphological side, the category and inflectional class of the base of derivation as well as the affixes and the type of derivational process are taken into account, while the semantic analysis yields a classification of these Old English adjectives.
In the conclusions of that paper it was proposed that all complex words--at least inflectional ones - were broken down into their morphological components prior to word recognition.