Appendix:List of English back-formations

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An English back-formation refers to either the process of creating a new lexeme (less precisely, a new "word") by removing actual or supposed affixes, or to the neologism formed by such a process. Back-formations are shortened words created from longer words, thus back-formations may be viewed as a sub-type of clipping.

Each back-formation in this list is followed by the original word from which it was back-formed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/bonafied.html Common Errors in English - List of Errors