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General Linguistics => Linguist's Lounge => Topic started by: jungjae97 on October 09, 2018, 01:18:15 AM

Title: MORPHEME
Post by: jungjae97 on October 09, 2018, 01:18:15 AM
just a simple question as i just started in this field.
when we breakdown the chain for the word 'laughed' what do we categorized the 'ed' as?
Title: Re: MORPHEME
Post by: Daniel on October 09, 2018, 07:44:51 AM
It depends on your theory/analysis!

-ed marks past tense in English, of course. But exactly how you analyze that depends on your textbook/instructor/theory. There are a lot of different possibilities.