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Latin Suffixal Derivatives in Englishand Their Indo-European Ancestry$
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D. Gary Miller

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199285051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.001.0001

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Noun Suffixes on Verb Bases

Noun Suffixes on Verb Bases

(p.70) 3 Noun Suffixes on Verb Bases
Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English

D. Gary Miller (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at nouns derived from verbs, e.g., state, result, event, instrument, actor/agent, and activity nouns — many first occurring in Chaucer. Various kinds of compounds, including synthetic, are also discussed.

Keywords:   actor, agent, Chaucer, compound, event, instrument, noun, result, state, synthetic compound

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