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(of a language) forming words predominantly by agglutination, rather than by inflection or by using isolated elements. Examples include Hungarian, Turkish, Korean, and Swahili.
- ‘The hallmark of agglutinative languages is multisyllabic words composed of linear sequences of morphemes.’
- ‘The Korean language is agglutinative and usually regarded as a Uro-Altaic language.’
- ‘The fact that Arabic is an agglutinative language with a complex affix structure involving prefixes, infixes and suffixes presents a special case for testing the general assumption of this study.’
- ‘As Finnish is an agglutinative language, it is not surprising that inflectional difficulties were shown to be the first impairment marker among at-risk children.’
- ‘One interesting aspect should be the interaction between task and word types because there are many inflected verbs in the agglutinative Turkish.’
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