The smallest meaningful thing
lexeme
Changing place in the sentence changes meaning.
conversion
Related lexemes suggest a domain.
semanticfield
Glued together to hold a lot of meaning.
portmanteau
Six of one, half a dozen of the other - hey presto!
blending
a tiny bit of word
morpheme
-o-
compounding
Study of meaning.
semantics
This bit can exist on its own.
unbound
Needs attaching
bound
How words are put together.
morphology
At the core of the word.
root
Another name for 10 Across.
free
Adding bits onto words
affixation
Rare in English - usually very emphatic
infix
Usually changes function
suffix
All about grammar - at the end.
inflectional
Gives you a new lexeme.
derivational
The result of encountering other languages.
borrrowing
Creating new words.
neoligism
Added to the front.
prefix
yob
backformation
First letters you can't say.
initialism
First letters you can say
acronym
Name of a place - greenhouse
toponym
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backformation

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