Some Word Formation Processes in Zamyad-Yasht of Avesta
Word Formation in Zamyad-Yasht
Keywords:Morphology, Avestan, Word Formation, Compounding
AbstractThe speakers of every language avail themselves word formation processes and analogy to create new words as to be able to express what they intend. What is meant by a word is the mental picture which is shared by all. The present study aimed at examining some word formation processes involved in making adjectives in Zamyad-Yasht. What prompted us to select Yasht 19 from the available Yashts in Avesta was its authenticity and antiquity compared to other Yashts. Zamyad-Yasht, the 19th Yasht in Avesta, comprises 96 parts/sections and is about Farr-e Kyani. The results of the study showed that of the word formation processes, including derivation, compounding, derivation and compounding, clipping, conversion, and reduplication, discussed in this study, derivation and compounding were most frequently observed, respectfully.
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