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Lexical Analysis

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The lexical repertoire of Rabha is best analysed as forming two large basic groups and three small groups of lexical morphemes. The large groups are: noun roots and verb roots. The small groups are: adjectives adverbs and indeclinables. As a matter of fact the majority of adjectives are derived from verb roots. Many verb roots are equally adjectival in character. Yet a separation is useful, as there exists a small group of adjectives that are not related to verb roots. Nor is it true that the various groups that have been rubricised together are without any links connecting one to another. This is particularly true of the small groups of adjectives, adverbs and indeclinables. The noun roots or the nominal group of lexemes are distinguished by their ability to form morphological constructions resulting in words with the various groups of nominal affixes.

Keywords: lexical morphemes; morphological constructions; noun roots; Rabha; verb roots



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