Agglutinative language facts for kids

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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.

Examples

Chinook

  • a–č–i–m–l–ud–a: (future–he–him–thee–to–give–future): "He will give it to you"

Hungarian

  • szent: holy
  • szentség: holiness
  • szentségtelen: holinessless

Turkish

  • ev–ler–den: (home–plural–from): "from the houses"

List

Below is a list of modern agglutinative languages:


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