The Morphology of Nouns in English and Kanuri Languages

Bukar Abubakar, Muhammad Abdulwahab


This paper is a comparative analysis of the morphology of nouns in English and Kanuri. Data on the processes that are used in the formation of nouns in the two languages are presented and analysis carried out on the similarities and the differences that exist between them. The findings show that the languages both use the processes of affixation (prefixation and suffixation), compounding, conversion, and reduplication in the formation of nouns. However, the processes of blending, acronymy, clipping, and vowel change are used in English but not in Kanuri

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