Noun Feminine Forms - Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

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Noun Feminine Forms - Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar

  1. 1. LANE 333 - MORPHOLOGY 2012 – Term 1 3 By: http://SBANJAR.kau.edu.sa/Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar http://wwwdrshadiabanjar.blogspot.comDr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 1
  2. 2. MASCULINE FEMININE nephew niece king queen prince princess emperor empress wizard witch actor actress policeman policewoman waiter waitressDr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 2
  3. 3. Feminine Derivational suffixes MASCULINE FEMININE prince princess emperor empress actor actress waiter waitressDr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 3
  4. 4. •English has a small clutch of nouns withfeminine derivational suffixes.•Most of these feminizing suffixes are offoreign origin.•They have been added to a masculineform or to a base morpheme.Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 4
  5. 5. Noun Feminine FormsNO. SUFFIX MASCULINE FEMININE 1 -e é fiancé ée fiancée 2 -enne comedian comedienne 3 -ess patron patroness 4 -etta Henry Henrietta 5 -ette usher usherette 6 -euse masseur masseuse 7 -ina George Georgeina 8 -ine hero heroine 9 -ster spinner spinster 10 -stress seamster seamsteress 11 -ix aviatot aviatrixDr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 5
  6. 6. Noun Feminine Forms•All of these feminizing suffixes, exceptfor (-ster), are of a foreign origin.• These feminizing suffixes are eitheradded to a masculine form or to a basemorpheme.Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 6
  7. 7. Dr. Shadia Yousef Banjar 7

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