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morphemize

verb; derivation
To make a word or part of a word into a morpheme. Eric B. innovated this word during a linguistics lecture at Rice University. The word was used in the context of neologisms, new words not yet found in dictionaries, and how one might characterize the components of those new words. Some slang words such as “pwned” and “google” are difficult to split into smaller parts. They have essentially become morphemes, or have been morphemized. The derivation of “morphemeize” comes from the word “morpheme” and the verb forming suffix “-ize”. It should be noted that “morphemize” means to make or become a morpheme, whereas “parse” means to split into constituent morphemes.
 
I guess you would have to morphemize some of the parts.
Etymology : French morphème, blend of Greek morph 'form' and French phoneme; + -ize 'to cause to be' from Middle English -isen, from Old French -iser, from Late Latin -izare, from Greek –izein.
Source : Eric B.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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