free morpheme

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  • noun

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a morpheme that can occur alone

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1994), on the basis of an extensive language database, have argued that the grammatical distinction between indicative and subjunctive is fundamental and exists in almost every language expressed by different means (bound or free morphemes, particles, auxiliaries, etc.
We had predicted that "Size and Shape Classifiers" (SASS classifiers) are readily available for a slip, due to their status as free morphemes.
He therefore introduced, a distinction between genuine free morphemes with sign character (= words) and so-called "free forms".
Data like these tell us that N is not a morphological affix because it is also epenthesized in free morphemes.
Harris (1951: 330) offers a more precise definition, having the following to say: "A compound is an English construction with two free morphemes, each with zero or more bound morphemes plus the contour".