Morphology – morphologie


Let's Define It!

What's *morphology*?

By morphology (in French, morphologie), we mean the study of words, the structure of words to be precise, how these words are formed and how they relate to other words within the same language.

In morphologie, one can study the various units making up a words, units such as prefixes, endings, suffixes, root words, stems, etc.

A morphological analysis of the word impitoyable (merciless) reveals im as prefix, able as suffix and pitié as root


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

  • regrettable (regretable) --> regret (root) -able (suffix)
  • découragement (disappointement) -->  (prefix) courage (root), ment (suffix)


Let's Take a Quiz!

What did you learn?