Functions of Inflectional Morphemes in English and Pashto Languages

Shaukat Khan, Wasim Akram, Ajmal Khan


Every language is peculiar in terms of its morphological system, yet the languages descended from the same language family are also thought to have similar morphological forms and functions. English and Pashto are the descendants of the same language family, known as the Indo-European. These two languages demonstrate significant resemblance in the functions of inflectional morphemes. While English has a limited inflectional morphology, Pashto has a richer morphological system. Comparative linguists suggest that the two languages owe this resemblance to the influence of Greek, their parent or proto-language. This study takes an in-depth view of similarities and differences in the functions of English and Pashto inflectional morphemes.


Pashto, English, Inflectional Morphemes

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