International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part A (2016)
A comparative study of Odia and Kui morphology
Dr. Govinda Chandra Penthoi
Morphology deals with the structure of words. The basic unit is the focus of study in morphology is morpheme. The formal variants of a morpheme are called allomorphs of that morpheme. The variant may be phonologically or morphologically conditioned. A morpheme may be a free or a bound form. Alternatively we can say that a word consist of one or more than one morpheme. From the point of view of its internal structure, a word may consist of (i) a root morpheme only (ii) a root and one or more non root morpheme or (iii) more than one root morpheme. The non root morphemes are bound forms and are generally referred to as affixes. Roots enter into further morphological constructions and form a base while non-roots do not.
The objective of this study is to compare morphological analysis or word formation of Odia and Kui language. The approach is data oriented and uses in general. The structuralist methodology has been followed for the analysis of the data in the present work. Data was collected from the native speakers through field visit to various Kui speaking areas.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Govinda Chandra Penthoi. A comparative study of Odia and Kui morphology. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):23-29.