Questions tagged [morfología]

Preguntas sobre la composición de las palabras y cómo se forman.

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How can I tell when a word has derivative and flexive morphemes and when do they appear simultaneously in a word?

I'm confused about exactly what criteria should be used to tell the difference between flexive and derivative morphemes that appear simulataneously in a single word. Let's suppose from the words: ...
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¿Son “ejemplo” y “ejemplos” 2 palabras, o 2 formas de la misma palabra?

Estaba leyendo un comentario en una pregunta en el SE de lingüística y leyendo el artículo Morfología lingüística . En este último dice: Los morfemas gramaticales son las unidades que constituyen ...
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What type of construction is verb+“se”, like in the word “veíase”?

I am reading a children's novel, El león, la bruja y el ropero, translated into Spanish by the Chilean editorial group Andrés Bello. I came across a form of ver that I can't explain. In context, ...
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¿Significan lo mismo “morfema” y “desinencia”?

Los términos Morfema y Desinencia parecieran usarse de forma intercambiable en numerosas fuentes informativas. ¿Significan lo mismo o hay alguna diferencia sutil que yo no he identificado? ¿Es alguna ...
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What is the origin of word endings like -ducir, -vocar, -locar, -ludir, -mitir?

The word-endings -ducir, -locar, -vocar, -ludir, -mitir are quite common, each can take a lot of common prefixes to form real words, for example: conducir, producir, introducir, aducir, inducir, ...
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Do compounds exist in Spanish which are not nouns or are nouns other than than of the form (3ps verb + pl noun)?

In Romance languages, compound words are much rarer than in Germanic language such as English, but they do exist. My favourite kind of word formation in Spanish is the one that results in words such ...
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Plural form of compound words

The plural form of compound words in Spanish is not an easy matter. If the compound word already has its final element in plural form, then the plural form is the same as the singular one: for example,...
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Suffixes used to transform an adjective into a noun

Spanish has, to my knowledge, more possible suffixes than for example English or German. Many adjectives can be transformed into nouns by adding -ness, -ism, -ity in English, or -keit, -heit, -ismus ...