A Comprehensive Linguistically Study of Compound Words in India

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GRIN Verlag, 2013 - 32 pages
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Scholarly Research Paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: none, Qassim University (Science and Arts, Community College, Unaizah), language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the compounding words in Urdu language. Formation of Compound word is an important aspect of morphological operation to produce new words in languages with a linear morphological structure. It is extensively used as one of the ways to generate new words and word forms in Urdu language. Urdu language has borrowed a large number of compounds from a variety of sources from other Indian languages, Perso-Arabic and English. The present paper attempts to discuss Indic sources and Perso-Arabic compounds, English compounds, some 'hybrid' compounds, etc. These compounds are frequently used in Urdu language. The present paper explores and describes the various compounding phenomena in Urdu and their implication.

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