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A "wide-spread assumption" means there is no unique formal argument. Rather, following the observed rarity (potentially none), a rationalization has to be imagined. First of all, it might be excedingly unlikely that a language with the need and opportunity to loan a suffix wouldn't also take the opportunity to loan whole words. Further, for the ...


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"Part of speech" is usually interpreted as a technical term, referring to a classification of words, based on similarities in syntax, for example "cat, house, bear, truth" are nouns because they can be subjects. Traditionally, this refers to noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, postposition, conjunction, interjection, ...


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Your hypothesis is true, partially. Tamil employs agglutinative grammar. Suffixes may be used to mark noun class, number, case, verb tense and other grammatical categories. Wikipedia has a great example of agglutination in Tamil. The only place where I would differ from your hypothesis is that all words by themselves would belong to some 'category' as you ...


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