Talk:Bound and unbound morphemes
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Merge with Free Morpheme - both are part of the same definition (this being an inverse of Free or Unbounded Morpheme. A similar comment will be made in Unbounded Morpheme in the hope someone will combine these definitions! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jp adelaide (talk • contribs) 14:38, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
"Antidote" is not a good example of how to extract an unbound morpheme, as the "dote" in "antidote" comes from Greek. The English word "dote" is unrelated and its presence in English is coincidental. I'll replace it with a better example as soon as I can think of one. A. Parrot (talk) 21:54, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Surely 'ten' is not a morpheme at all in this case? But part of the larger morpheme tenant?
- Nope. Restored. - Altenmann >t 17:54, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
It's a very confusing example though, as the "ten" in "tenant" is a cranberry morpheme. The example mixes two concepts. It's worth pointing out that a span of letters in a word might not refer to a word that they might form, as in "tenant". But it's confusing to then have "ten" happen to correspond to a different morpheme --- and then that morpheme happen to be a cranberry morpheme. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 06:41, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Red-herring alert: The "ten" in "tenfold" has nothing to do with the "ten" in "tenant" and as such is completely irrelevant here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:29, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Are affixes always bound, or not?
This article—on bound morphemes—states that affixes are always bound. But the article on morphemes suggests that -able in unbreakable is an example of a free morpheme. Aboctok (talk) 18:05, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
- The connection between the adjective suffix (often spelled "-ible" and never stressed in normally-connected speech) and the separate word "able" is somewhat remote in modern English... AnonMoos (talk) 01:52, 25 November 2012 (UTC)