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What is the difference between blended words and clipped words?
What is the difference between clipping and blending? A clipping is defined as the shortening of a single word, whereas the shortening and subsequent combining of two words result in a blend [3: 39]. A blend is formed if there is clipping at more than one place and/or there is overlap.
Is WIFI a blended word? Wi-Fi is an abbreviation of `wireless fidelity’.
Is modem a clipping word? It is by far the most frequent case, accounting for 3 cases out of 4 (Tournier). Even discontinuous pieces can be clipped, as with sci-fi (<< science fiction); sitcom (<< situation comedy); biopic (<< biographical picture); modem (<< modulator demodulator), etc.
a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza. Also called clipped word, clipping, shortening. Compare back clipping, fore clipping.
Blending is a type of word formation in which two or more words are merged into one so that the blended constituents are either clipped, or partially overlap. An example of a typical blend is brunch, in which the beginning of the word breakfast is joined with the ending of the word lunch.
The four types of clipping are back clipping, fore-clipping, middle clipping, and complex clipping. Back clipping is removing the end of a word as in gas from gasoline. Fore-clipping is removing the beginning of a word as in gator from alligator.
In linguistics, clipping, also called truncation or shortening, is word formation by removing some segments of an existing word to create a synonym. Clipping differs from abbreviation, which is based on a shortening of the written, rather than the spoken, form of an existing word or phrase.
In morphology, clipping is the process of forming a new word by dropping one or more syllables from a polysyllabic word, such as cellphone from cellular phone. In other words, clipping refers to part of a word that serves for the whole, such as ad and phone from advertisement and telephone, respectively.
There are four types of possible clipping processes, depending on which part of the word undergoes structural changes: back-clipping (temperature — temp, rhino — rhinoceros, gym — gymnasium), fore-clipping (helicopter — copter, telephone — phone, plane, aeroplane), mixed clipping (influenza — flu, refrigerator — fridge
fax = facsimile. gas = gasoline. gym = gymnastics, gymnasium. memo = memorandum.
Brunch. Brunch is a combination of the words breakfast and lunch, and arguably (debatably, with possible discussion) the best meal of the day.
A “portmanteau,” or blended word, is a word made by combining parts of two or more words. For example, the portmanteau “brunch” is a combination of “breakfast” and “lunch,” and “email” is a combination of “electronic” and “mail.” Sometimes more than two words are combined.
GOOGLE: Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth. Officially Google has not a full form. It is generated from a word “googol” which means a huge number. The word “googol” represents a number that is 1 followed by 100 zeros.
(2) English is full of clipped words such as “sub,” from “submarine”; “deli,” from “delicatessen”; and “rhino,” from “rhinoceros.” In episode 391, we mentioned that the funny word “za” is a clipped form of the word “pizza,” though “za” doesn’t appear to be in common use except among Scrabble players.
A blend word or portmanteau is a word made up of parts of two (or more) other words, and whose meaning combines the meanings of the two other words, e.g.: Breakfast + Lunch → Brunch. Morning meal + Midday meal → Mid-morning meal. This combination has created a new word brunch and a new meaning of mid-morning meal.
Example: blog which refers to an online journal. The word is formed from the compound weblog. The first two characters have been clipped.
Common 2-Letter Blends. The most common 2-letter consonant blends are: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sc, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, and tw. Here are some words with 2-letter consonant blends: Bl: blank, black, blue, blister, blight, blast. Fr: fried, French, frank, frolic, frigid.
BLENDING Blending is compounding by means of curtailed words. ( Marchand, 1960: 367) A blend is a new lexeme formed from parts of two or more other lexemes. ( Bauer, 1988: 238) A blend is a word made by joining two or more forms but omitting at least part of one. (
telephone + marathon → telethon.
18. Quake: This clipped form of earthquake is, despite long usage, still considered informal.
The chipped word for cafeteria is cafe.
Back Clipping: As we’ve seen in exam and examination, back clipping is when the back half of a word is deleted. Another example is memo, the back-clipped form of memorandum.
Examples of words containing these are: frog, clap, stay, brim, milk, fast. They will also learn to blend words using consonant digraphs. A consonant digraph is two consonants that make up one sound, such as sh, ch, th, found in words such as ship, chat and thin.
blend of medical and care.