Linguistics

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Is the formation of new lexemes necessarily tied in with the components of the new word becoming more fused, reduced and opaque? If so, what happens when we become literate, and can suddenly see the components more clearly? Read this article, then leave a comment.

http://www.lacus.org/volumes/29/katzAya.pdf

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