Agglutinative language facts for kids
An agglutinative language is a type of language where words are made up of different types of morphemes to determine their meaning. What makes these languages different from others, is that if one removes the morphemes from the word, they will be able to stand on their own.
- a–č–i–m–l–ud–a: (future–he–him–thee–to–give–future): "He will give it to you"
- szent: holy
- szentség: holiness
- szentségtelen: holinessless
- ev–ler–den: (home–plural–from): "from the houses"
Below is a list of modern agglutinative languages:
- Austronesian languages
- Bantu languages (see Ganda)
- Berber languages
- Dravidian languages, most well-known of which are Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tulu
- Eskimo–Aleut languages, namely Aleut, Inuktitut, and Yupik
- Igboid languages
- Japanese language
- Kartvelian languages
- Korean language
- many Tibeto-Burman languages
- many Uralic languages, namely Hungarian, Finnish and Sami languages
- Mongolic languages
- Muskogean languages
- Northeast and Northwest Caucasian languages
- Quechua languages and Aymara
- Siouan languages, namely Lakota and Yuchi
- some Mesoamerican and native North American languages including Nahuatl, Huastec, and Salish
- Tungusic languages
- Turkic languages
- Vasconic languages namely Basque, and the extinct Aquitanian
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