Agglutinative language

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An agglutinative language is a type of language where words are made up of different types of morphemes to determine their meaning. What makes these languages different from others, is that if one removes the morphemes from the word, they will be able to stand on their own.

Examples[change | change source]

Chinook[change | change source]

  • a–č–i–m–l–ud–a: (future–he–him–thee–to–give–future): "He will give it to you"[1]

Hungarian[change | change source]

  • szent: holy
  • szentség: holiness
  • szentségtelen: holinessless

Turkish[change | change source]

  • ev–ler–den: (home–plural–from): "from the houses"[1]

List[change | change source]

Below is a list of modern agglutinative languages:

Somali language

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Agglutination – GRAMMAR". Britannica.