Latinate affix

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Latinate affix is a term used for affixes which are derived historically from Latin (or Greek), and which only co-occur with Latin or Greek roots.


the English suffix -(t)ion cannot be used with native (Germanic) verb roots (*breaktion), while it attaches freely to latinate ones (deduction).


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


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