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Re: Phrasal Affixes

Postby Stargzer » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:01 pm

Dr. Goodword wrote: . . .
Clitics are unaccented particles that attach themselves to words at the beginning (proclitics) or end of phrases (enclitics) very much like the way affixes attach themselves to words.
. . .

Looks to me as if The Good Doctor just found a possible GWOTD: clitic.

IN PLAY: The rock band was surrounded by groupies that clung like clitics to a phrase, the difference being that while proclitics and enclitics serve to help a phrase convey its meaning, the groupies' proclivities were to serve no useful purpose whatsoever.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:00 pm

Brilliant! This one deserves to be saved.

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