Paradigm (linguistics)

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A paradigm ( Greek παράδειγμα) is a scheme in linguistics according to which words or parts of sentences are formed. In particular, it describes the “totality of the forms of inflection of a word, especially as a pattern for words that are inflected in the same way”. Examples are the inflection paradigm of verbs ( conjugation ) or nouns ( declination ). The paradigm has the syntagma as an opposite concept .

Another linguistic paradigm is the (unique) collection of interchangeable characters or elements of the same category or part of speech, such as "the dog / tiger / fish eats" or the first letters in " B - / E - / G - / H - / P - / T - / V ier “(beer, eggs, greed, here, pier, animal, four).


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