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Lexical Hermaphrodites

In linguistics, is there a term that refers to words (like “format”) that can function as either verb or noun?

  • August 30, 2006
  • Posted by gabe
  • Filed in Grammar
  • 2 comments

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Not sure if there is such a term for those words, but this process is called coversion, when a noun and a verb have the same morphological material ( = look the same), supposedly, a linguist would call them just " lexemes" :]

marta August 31, 2006 @ 7:30AM

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CONVERSION* (sorry)

marta August 31, 2006 @ 7:31AM

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