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In linguistics, a simulfix is a type of affix that changes one or more existing phonemes in order to modify the meaning of a morpheme.

Examples of simulfixes in English are generally considered irregularities, all of which left over from pluralization rules that existed before the Great Vowel Shift. They include:

  • manmen, womanwomen
  • louselice, mousemice
  • footfeet, toothteeth

The transfixes of the Semitic languages may be considered a form of discontinuous simulfix.

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An affix is, therefore, a BOUND MORPHEME that is joined before, after, or within a root. There are many affixes in English, among which are prefix, infix, suffix, suprafix, simulfix, and circumfix. In this discourse, we concentrate on PREFIX and SUFFIX ...

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