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Subtraction

Subtraction

Subtraction is a morphological process of modification that removes one or more segments from a root or stem .

(French)

In French, the masculine form of adjectives is analyzed by some as being produced from the feminine form by the removal of a consonant, thereby exhibiting a process of consonant subtraction.

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Source: Matthews 1991

Matthews, P. H. 1991.Morphology. 2nd edition. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

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