MORPHOLOGY: a phenomenon by which the addition of a semantic aspect or
grammatical function is expressed by a totally or partially different morpheme
which has little or no phonological connection with the base form.
EXAMPLE: the alternation between the English verb go and its past
tense form went is an example of total suppletion. The alternation
between France and French is an example of partial suppletion.
|LIT.||Spencer, A. (1991)|