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Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> nevesht:
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> > Clitics. I'm not sure what functional virtue these have.
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>It's probably a misnomer.  I wanted a distinction between affixes,
>which are non directly derived from stems, but a distinct, closed
>lexical class, and stripped stems -- stems without their class prefix.
>I called the latter 'clitics', because there cannot be used in
>isolation, but since that is not the only criterion for clitics, the
>name is probably misleading.
>
>Do you have a good name for it?  'Stripped stem that cannot be used in
>isolation' in one word.

In the languages of the Pacific North West, similar things are called
lexical affixes, they differ mostly in that they are not necessarily related
to the independent form, and those of California, similar forms are called
instrumental affixes.

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-Wayne Chevrier

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