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Eponym
The name of a person after whom something is named e.g. Sandwich
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Conversion
A word changes its word class without adding a suffix e.g. Text
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Back formation
The removal of an imagined affix from an existing word e.g. Editor became edit
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Blend
Fusing two words to make a new one
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Borrowing
The intoduction of a word from one language to another
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Subjunctive
A grammatical mood, 'to be'
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Idiolect
A way of spelling words that suggests a regional or social way of talking
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A word changes its word class without adding a suffix e.g. Text

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Conversion

Card 3

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The removal of an imagined affix from an existing word e.g. Editor became edit

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Card 4

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Fusing two words to make a new one

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Card 5

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The intoduction of a word from one language to another

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