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1.Affixation- The three basic category terms in a word are affixes (divided into prefixes and suffixes steams and roots. Affixes are of two sorts in English; elements that are attached in front of the base are called prefixes, while elements that are attached to the end of the base are called suffixes. Thus, im- and de- are prefixes while –able and –fy are suffixes:
Im + penetr + able – impenetrable
De + class + fy – declassify
2.Archaism- There is many irregular devices employed by the writer and speaker in expressing their language. It is such a device. The ‘archaism’ means the use of obsolete words. These words were once current, but they have now been ousted.
For example, such obsolete words are – whilom, trow, albeit, yelept, natheless etc.
3.Author’s Contribution- Certain individuals, in their own right, have immensely contributed to the growth of the English word stock. The etymological meaning of poet is ‘maker’, and in a very literal sense, some of the great English poets may be said to be the makers of the English language.
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