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Fusional language

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Linguistic typology
Morphological typology
Analytic language
Synthetic language
Fusional language
Agglutinative language
Polysynthetic language
Oligosynthetic language
Morphosyntactic alignment
Theta role
Syntactic pivot
Nominative-accusative language
Ergative-absolutive language
Active language
Tripartite language
Time Manner Place
Place Manner Time
Subject Verb Object
Subject Object Verb
Verb Subject Object
Verb Object Subject
Object Subject Verb
Object Verb Subject
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A fusional language is a type of synthetic language, distinguished from agglutinative languages by its tendency to "squish together" many morphemes in a way which can be difficult to segment.

The canonical examples of fusional languages are Latin and German, with Dutch as a close follow-up. Most European languages are relatively fusional.

A good illustration of fusionality in language is the Latin word amo, "I love". The ending -o denotes indicative mood, active voice, first person, singular, present tense. Changing any of these features requires replacement of the suffix -o with something else. Template:Ling-stubde:Fusionaler Sprachbau es:Lengua fusional

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