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affix

v. 1) to attach something to real estate in a permanent way, including planting trees and shrubs, constructing a building, or adding to existing improvements. The key is that affixed items are permanent and cannot be picked up and moved away like a washing machine. 2) to sign or seal, as affix a signature or a seal.

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There are two main reasons that provide a rationale for the study of these words: a) although they have low frequency, a number of words with the affixal chain under study do exist, which makes them language phenomena deserving of study; and b) their low frequency suggests there must be factors underpinning that phenomenon.
On the other hand, no affixal adjective has been found in the corpus that displays the following lexical functions: OF('X') 'origin', FOR('X') 'purpose', WITH('X') 'possession', POSS('X') 'possible', PL('X') 'plural', SING('X') 'singular', NEG('X') 'negation', POS('X') 'positive' and AUGM('X') 'augmentative'.
Its case role is determined by the following suffixes with which it occurs in the affixal string.
Tottie further distinguishes between non-affixal and affixal negation.
Structural and Junctional aspects of morphological recursivity: Old English affixal adjectives.
These figures don't tell us much, except that it is difficult to find a word-final affixal consonant with a closure, and that if we want to find evidence to back up the 2002 findings for the disjunct boundary, we'll have to look further.
non-CLIL students in the Basque Country, found no significant differences when looking at affixal and suppletive forms.
As far as negative types are concerned, affixal negation is observed to be little used in teenagers' conversations, since their speech is characterised by its informality and colloquial nature and affixal negation tends to be more closely associated with more formal registers.
The aim of this journal article is to carry out a complete analysis of the category, status and patterns of the bases of derivation of Old English affixal nouns.
Unlike their Indo-European counterparts, declension classes in Estonian are not cued by gender (or, indeed, by any obvious syntactic or semantic property), and they are not, for the most part, marked by distinctive affixal variation.