One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Presumably, children would rely on the consistent phoneme-to-grapheme conversion rules to spell regular words whereas they might rely on derivational relations to spell morphological words.’
- ‘In English, there are some derivational morphemes, such as ity, which dramatically affect the phonological shape of the stem.’
- ‘However, the assumptions that are the ‘building blocks ‘of the derivational dating methods of the physical world are severely cracked.’’
- ‘We also have a few derivational processes with similar functions, like bride-to-be and ex-mayor.’
- ‘Good examples of the former are the special issues in journals on experimental studies of inflectional, morphemic compounding, and derivational morphology in relation to learning to read and spell.’
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