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Compound words



yenn
Mexico

Compound words
 
Hi everyone, Are these compound words?:
 
Friendship
Relationship
Childhood
 
thanks in advance! Smile
 

16 Oct 2009      



redcamarocruiser
United States

No, dear friend. te ´ship ´ is not a ship like a boat, and the ´hood ´ is not a hood like one ´s home turf (neighborhood).  They are morphemes (suffixes).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bound_morpheme

http://clef-campaign.org/2007/working_notes/bernhardCLEF2007.pdf

16 Oct 2009