MORPHOLOGY: an affix which is placed inside another morpheme.
EXAMPLE: Tagalog, a language spoken at the Philippines, has a number of
infixes. From the monomorphemic root sulat 'writing' the derived verb
sumulat 'to write' is formed by infixing -um- after the initial
consonant. The existence of infixes is not uncontroversial.
Broselow & McCarthy (1983) and
argue that infixation is just a special kind
of prefixation or suffixation.
|LIT.||Broselow, J. & J. McCarthy (1983)|
McCarthy, J. (1986)