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The lexicon of a language is a clear picture of the life of its speakers, a mirror of the cultural traits of a people. Due to the natural geography of the region where the Nu people reside, Anong is rich in certain types of words. Lexical items in Anong can be classified in various ways. For instance, this chapter classifies them according to their origin, structural features, or semantic relations. Words in Anong can be divided into two classes: native words and loans. The chapter focus on the rich word formation processes of the native words. Anong has a variety of word formation processes. The commonly used types are derivation, compounding, reduplication, and onomatopoeia. The chapter discusses each of these processes in detail.

Keywords: Anong; lexicon; loans; native words; Nu people; onomatopoeia; word formation processes



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