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Creation of a new word by removal of a suffix.


Any form to which any derivational suffixes can be added.


A word formation process in which parts of two familiar words are yoked together (usually the first part of one word and the second part of the other) to produce a word which combines the meanings and sound of the old ones.

bound morpheme

A morpheme that must be attached to another form in order to be able to function as a word.