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Syntactic Compounds.


In many apparent compounds, complete words - not stems - have grown together in speech. These are not strictly compounds in the etymological sense. They are called Syntactic Compounds. Examples are: -

a. Compounds of fació, factó, with an actual or formerly existing noun-stem confounded with a verbal stem in é-. These are causative in force:

b. An adverb or noun combined with a verb: -

c. Many apparent compounds of stems: -

d. A few phrases forced into the ordinary inflections of nouns: -

In all these cases it is to be observed that words, not stems, are united.