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An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a base morpheme to form a word. An affix can be a prefix (attached before another morpheme), a suffix (attached after another morpheme), an infix (inserted within another morpheme), a circumfix (attached before and after another morpheme), or a suprafix (attached suprasegmentally to another morpheme). Affixes are bound morphemes by definition. Prefixes and suffixes may be separable affixes.
Affixes are central to the process of agglutination.
prefix + root
root + suffix
|infix 1|| fanfuckingtastic|
ro- + infix + -ot
|circumfix 2|| enlighten|
circum- + root + -fix
|suprafix|| produce (noun)|
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