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Question 1: This distinction between the word as a unit of speech and the root as a unit of meaning is even more important in the case of languages where roots have many different forms when used in actual words, as is the case in ________.
Aramaic languageArabic languageAkkadian languageSemitic languages

Question 2: Root morphemes are essential for ________ and compounds.
InflectionSimulfixAffixHalkomelem language

Question 3: The root is the primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of ________ content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents.
SemanticsFormal semanticsPragmaticsLinguistics

Question 4: However,sometimes the term "root" is also used to describe the word minus its ________ endings, but with its lexical endings in place.
Polish languageGrammatical genderInflectionBulgarian language

Question 5: Rabbinic Hebrew תרע √tr` ‘sound the trumpet, blow the horn’, from ________ תרועה t'rū`å ‘shout, cry, loud sound, trumpet-call’, in turn from רוע √rw`."[4]
Mishnaic HebrewBiblical HebrewSamaritan Hebrew languageHebrew language

Question 6: In these, roots are formed by consonants alone, and different words (belonging to different parts of speech) are derived from the same root by inserting ________.
International Phonetic AlphabetClose back rounded vowelVowelClose front unrounded vowel

Question 7: However, in ________ with very high levels of inflectional morphology, the term "root" is generally synonymous with "free morpheme".
Morphological typologyMayan languagesAgglutinative languagePolysynthetic language

Question 8: Content words in nearly all ________ contain, and may consist only of, root morphemes.


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