1. What is Morpheme?
(A meaningful linguistic unit consisting of a word (such as dog) or a word element (such as the -s at the end of dogs) that can't be divided into smaller meaningful parts. Adjective:morphemic.Morphemes are commonly classified into free morphemesand bound morphemes.)
2. Type of Morpheme:
· Free Morpheme a morpheme that can stand alone as a word without another morpheme. It does not need anything attached to it to make a word.
· Bound Morpheme a sound or a combination of sounds that cannot stand alone as a word. The s in cats is a bound morpheme, and it does not have any meaning without the free morpheme cat.
3. Form of Morpheme:
Ø Derivational:if the stem words added by suffix that change the meaning.
· Ex: Good=>Goodnes