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poly- +‎ synthetic

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  • enPR: pŏlēsĭnthĕt'ĭk, IPA(key): /ˌpɒlisɪnˈθɛtɪk/

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  • Ojibwe is a polysynthetic language where ngii-nitaa-ozhibii'amaadimin (we used to write to each other) is a possible word.

polysynthetic (comparative more polysynthetic, superlative most polysynthetic)

  1. (grammar, of languages) Characterized by a prevalence of relatively long words containing a large number of morphemes. Typically, the morphemes are bound.
  2. (mineralogy) Having layers of twin crystals

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