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Does lexeme and stem mean the same?

A "lexeme" is a theoretical thing, a unit in the mental lexicon. You can think of it as being an entire dictionary entry, but in our mental knowledge bank of what words mean rather than a ...
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Semitic (Afroasiatic?) Root Constraints

The classic original study is Joseph Greenberg 1950 "The Patterning of Root Morphemes in Semitic" (Word 5, 162–181). A later study with a larger lexicon was conducted by M. Mrayati 1987 "Statistical ...
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Does lexeme and stem mean the same?

From the computational linguistics point of view, and especially targeting moderately inflected languages, a lexeme can be thought as a set of all inflected forms of a word. Such a set - a lexeme - ...
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Does lexeme and stem mean the same?

Lexemes and stems are not related. A lexeme is an abstract concept that represents the core meaning shared by a set of closely-related word-forms (e.g. the concept of 'live' is the lexeme for the word-...
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What is the difference among root, stem and base in English word-formation? Possible answer provided to check

Like all technical terms, these are metaphorical. Stem and root are transparently plant terms, and a base is what something is constructed upon, either by nature (the base of the hill), or by human ...
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Python's treetaggerwrapper does not recognize numbers

The number is preserved in the word attribute, so it's easy enough to swap it back in. But as mentioned in the comments, Tag is an immutable type. So I propose a fairly straightforward list ...
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suffixoid vs null interfix

Suffixoids and prefixoids are words typically referring to some middle stage of grammaticalisation, i.e. when we do not consider the element a stand-alone word but it is not comparable yet to regular ...
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suffixoid vs null interfix

Note that there is always a grey zone between suffixes and compound words. Arguably, all suffixes were independent words historically, but lost their independent meaning (in German verblassen "to ...
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