Talk:morpheme

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I'm not a linguistics expert, but an "undividable unit of meaning" sounds like it might be the parts of a word like "un-", "-divid-" and "-able". I don't think most people would consider that the "i" in "might" actually means anything.

What about something like "a unit of sound in a word as perceived by a speaker of the language". Just an idea. 222.153.169.32 12:16, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Not sure if I am following you here, but un-, -able are morphemes. -i- in might is not. A unit of sound would be a phoneme; the difference being that a morpheme is the smallest linguistic unit that can carry a meaning, while the phoneme is the smallest linguistic unit that can differentiate meanings. Sometimes a morpheme consists of a single phoneme, but most typically of several.--sanna 12:26, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Anyone know it? :D 97.80.159.223 06:42, 16 July 2010 (UTC)