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Neoclassical adjective formation: Compounding

Neoclassical adjective compounding is the formation of new adjectives by combining neoclassical formatives with other neoclassical formatives, adjectives, or nouns. In most cases, a linking element is inserted between the two parts of the compound.

We distinguish the following types of neoclassical adjective compounding:

Wordformation type  Examples
Formative+Formative   bibliophil
Formative+Adjective hydroelektrisch
Noun+Formative lymphogen

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