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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.

affix

verb add, adfigere, adhere, adjoin, adligare, agglutinate, annex, append, attach, bind, cohere, combine, conjoin, connect, couple, enclose, fasten, fix, insert, join, link, put together, secure, subjoin, supplement, unite
Associated concepts: affix a seal to an instrument, affix a signature, affix exhibits to a pleading, affix process to the door
See also: add, addendum, adhere, allonge, annex, append, attach, cement, cohere, combine, join, levy, rider
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Finally, Scalise (1988) argues that evaluative affixes are not heads of their formations since they cannot change the category or the lexical representation of the base they combine with.
That evaluative affixes are category-less is also evident in Greek evaluative morphology.
We should be careful to point out that the evidence that shows a BF effect in complex words only when these incorporate productive affixes is sparse.
s (2000) study, we did not select a small number of derivative and inflectional affixes to carry out the experiment, but rather we concentrated on the case of derivative suffixes, selecting a broad sample of these (see Appendix A).
In that case, once the secondary-root-forming affixes beginning with [a.
Semantic conditions are required in the grammar to determine their relation, the proper affixes used to denote those relations, and compound formation.
One outstanding feature of the affixes in Table 2 is that they are all derivational (cf.
First, the notion of "global productivity" is introduced by plotting a number of English affixes in a two-dimensional space whose coordinates are precisely P--the productivity as defined in (1)--and V-the number of different types (see Baayen and Lieber 1991: 819, Figure 3).
Although affixes which denote locations seems to denote a relatively restricted range of other meanings, there does not seem to be any hierarchy of meanings or any implicational scales such as that a language where the marker is used for both location and patient it will also be used for instrument, for instance.
Marchand 1969; Levin and Rappaport 1988; Rappaport Hovav and Levin 1992; Panther and Thornburg 1998; Ryder 1999; Heyvaerts 2001; Barker 1998; Booij 1986, 2002; De Caluwe 1992) that affixes like -er and -ee in English and -er in Dutch show a wide variety of meanings.
I will show that the mutual selection and ordering of evaluative affixes entail intricate interactions among multiple factors related to phonological, morphological, semantic and pragmatic properties of both affixes and bases.
For example, Arabic incorporates affixes and infixes indicating grammatical elements such as conjugation, prepositions, and pronouns.