A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

WORD-FORMATION

397. Words are formed from other words in two ways:

  1. By adding a suffix to an existing stem, or by slightly changing an ending so as to make a new one (derivation; the new word is derived from the old).
  2. By putting two words or stems together into one (composition; the new word is a compound of the two).

a. Declension and conjugation are special forms of derivation, so clearly marked in character that they properly receive separate names. The formation of adverbs has been treated in connection with declension (228-237), but might have been treated here. So with the numeral adjectives, adverbs, and nouns described in 191, 192.

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