inflection

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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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The opposition between strong and weak singular forms thus bears more of a direct grammatical load within nominal paradigms than it does anywhere in the inflectional system.
Co-occurrence of the types of consonant alternation in inflectional paradigms
Teachers in each group miscounted morphemes in words with the inflectional ending -ed.
Inflectional morphology reinforces cohesion within and between phrases, clauses, and sentences.
The first "an inflectional suffix forming the past tense of many verbs in English.
In response to the inflectional information attached to terminal nodes, the lemmas are replaced by lexemes (phonological wordforms).
How can our learners decode meaning if they cannot recognise non-English elements such as word order and inflectional morphemes, e.
Stage BEERS GENTRY EHRI ZUTELL 1 Prephonetic Pre- communicative 2 Early Semiphonetic Semiphonetic Letter-name- phonetic sound correspondences 3 Phonetic Phonetic Phonetic 4 Structural Transitional Morphemic Structural Patterns 5 Inflectional Patterns 6 Meaning/ Correct/ Derivational Derivational Conventional Patterns 7 Correct Stage BEERS HENDERSON BEAR 1 Prephonetic Preliterate Preliterate/ Prephonemic 2 Early Letter-Name Prephonetic/ phonetic Semiphonetic 3 Phonetic Letter-names 4 Structural Within-word Within-word patterns patterns 5 Syllable Syllable juncture juncture 6 Meaning/ Derivational Derivational Derivational Constancy Constancy 7 Correct Table 2.
It is a language which fits the classic 'polysynthetic' type, having complex words which may include elements from a wide range of grammatical classes (nouns, verbs, adverbs of various types, plus agreement and other inflectional affixes), rather 'loose' word order, and complex sub-domains of nouns.
Arts bodies, which are apparently one of the three quangos which have been implicated, whether working with words or graphics, are supposed to confront people with their own prejudices, and they could do worse than to look up the dictionary definition for WORD in Funk and Wagnall's dictionary and see whether they can distinguish between basic or radical words, derivative words, inflectional words or compound words before they spend any more valuable Welsh resources.
Many phonetic concepts are developed in the reading process including: sound patterns, initial consonants, blends, digraphs, short and long vowels, compound words and structural patterns such as suffixes, prefixes, inflectional endings, just to name a few.