Nominal Markers/Suffixes in Urdu

Abstract Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. It is the lingua franca of the country. Nominal markers are the suffixes that are used to derive nouns from nouns or other grammatical categories. Present study intends to find out and describe the nominal markers in the Urdu language. In nature, this study is descriptive. The theory applied is morpheme based theory. Introduction Nouns in Urdu are formed by the affixation process. Affixation is a type of morphological process by which a prefix, suffix of any other type of affix is used to create new lexical items. The formation of nouns is called nominalization. Similarly, the suffixes that are used in the process of nominalization are called nominal markers or nominal suffixes. Urdu has many nominal markers. This research paper is the st...[Read More]

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