Morpheme

A morpheme is the smallest linguistic part of a word that can have a meaning, such as "un-", "break", and "-able" in the word "unbreakable".

There are 5 types of morpheme:

  1. Free morpheme: a morpheme which can be joined with other morphemes (such as unbreakable) or on its own (such as break)
  2. Bound morpheme: a morpheme which can only be used when joined to other morphemes (such as unbreakable)
  3. Derivational morpheme: a morpheme which can be derived (added) to another morpheme to create a new word (such as adding -ness to happy to form the new word happiness)
  4. Inflectional morpheme: a morpheme which can change a word's tense, number, etc. (such as adding -s to dog to form the plural dogs)
  5. Allomorphs: different types of the same morpheme (for example, the morpheme ed can have the sound 'id' in the word hunted, the sound 't' in the word fished or the sound 'd' in the word buzzed)


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Morfeem
Alemannisch: Morphem
العربية: مرفيم
asturianu: Morfema
беларуская: Марфема
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Марфэма
български: Морфема
brezhoneg: Morfem
català: Morfema
Чӑвашла: Морфема
čeština: Morfém
Cymraeg: Morffem
dansk: Morfem
Deutsch: Morphem
ދިވެހިބަސް: ލުފައިޒު
eesti: Morfeem
Ελληνικά: Μόρφημα
English: Morpheme
español: Morfema
Esperanto: Vortero
euskara: Morfema
فارسی: تک‌واژ
français: Morphème
Frysk: Morfeem
Gaeilge: Moirféim
galego: Morfema
한국어: 형태소
հայերեն: Ձևույթ
हिन्दी: रूपिम
hornjoserbsce: Morfem
hrvatski: Morfem
Ido: Morfemo
Bahasa Indonesia: Morfem
interlingua: Morphema
íslenska: Myndan
italiano: Morfema
עברית: מורפמה
ქართული: მორფემა
қазақша: Морфема
Kiswahili: Mofimu
kurdî: Morfem
latviešu: Morfēma
lietuvių: Morfema
Limburgs: Morfeem
magyar: Morféma
македонски: Морфема
Bahasa Melayu: Morfem
Nederlands: Morfeem
日本語: 形態素
norsk: Morfem
norsk nynorsk: Morfem
Novial: Morfeme
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮਾਰਫੀਮ
Plattdüütsch: Morphem
polski: Morfem
português: Morfema
română: Morfem
Runa Simi: Rimana yapaq
русский: Морфема
Scots: Morpheme
slovenčina: Morféma
slovenščina: Morfem
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Морфима
کوردی: مۆرفیم
српски / srpski: Морфема
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Morfem
suomi: Morfeemi
svenska: Morfem
Tagalog: Morpema
Türkçe: Biçimbirim
українська: Морфема
vèneto: Morfema
Tiếng Việt: Hình vị
walon: Morfinme
中文: 語素