The two criteria used for our classification are as follows: 1 paradigmatic criterion, i.
Uriel Weinreich 1. Etymology can be helpful in clarifying some questionable meanings, spellings, etc. We do not know much about the origin of language and, consequently, of the origin of words.
The Greek suffix -eme has been adopted by linguistic to denote the smallest unit or the minimum distinctive feature. Marathon primarily was the name of a battle-field in Greece, forty miles from Athens, where there was a battle between the Greek and the Persian.
The list of unknowns could be extended, but it is probably high time to look at the brighter side and register some of the things we do know about the nature of the word.
Meaning of the word has been semasiology section lexicology. The main function of suffixes in Modern English is to form one part of speech from another, the secondary function is to change the lexical meaning of the same part of speech.