Education Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Mar  2018, Pages 11-26; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Affixes Analysis in a Bible at Philippians Scripture

Education Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Mar  2018, Pages 11-26.

DOI: 10.31058/

Herman 1*

1 Department of English Education, Nommensen HKBP University, Pematangsiantar, Indonesia

Received: 21 November 2017; Accepted: 26 December 2017; Published: 6 February 2018

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This research aimed at analyzing and describing of affixes in a Bible at Philippians scripture. In having a language, it is derived from the smallest level to the biggest one; started from morpheme, word, phrase (group), clause, sentence and the biggest one is a paragraph. The various levels are found by having the construction of language or known as English syntax. The construction of language is related to affixation. According to McCarthy (2006:84), Affixation is the process whereby an affix is attached to a base, which may be simple (as in full, the base to which –ness is attached to yield fullness), or complex (like meditate, the base to which pre- is attached to yield premeditate). Affix can be divided into 2 types, they are inflectional and derivational affixes. Problems discussed in this research are: 1) what the types of affixes that found in a bible at Philippians scripture? 2) what are the most frequent types of affix that found in a bible at Philippians scripture? To solve the problems, Descriptive qualitative method was implemented in this research. The data were taken from a bible at Philippians scripture. Finally, the writer found all types of affix in a Bible at Philippians scripture, they are derivational and inflectional affixes. The most frequent types of affix that found in Bible at Philippians scripture were inflectional affixes (70, 68%) and inflectional affixes (29,31%).


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