Morphology for swine

Today’s Pearls Before Swine: Pig indulges in resurrecting “lost positives” (ruth from ruthless, gruntled from disgruntled) — there’s a site on which people nominate lost positives, often quite fancifully — but gets the morphological structure of ruthless wrong. On the derivational suffix -less, from Michael Quinion’s affixes site: Words in -less are nearly all adjectives. … Continue reading Morphology for swine