This 37th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
Explain whether -ian carries the same meaning in the the words comedian and Italian.
In both cases, -ian means a person from the field or place of preceding (N).
-ian has a regular meaning relationship to describe a person.
-ian relates the person to the subject in both cases.
Yes. The affixes establish a regular meaning.
Yes. -ian results in a noun that is referring to a person.
Both -ian mean ‘someone involved in a subject’.
No. Although both are derived from replacing ‘y’ with ‘ian’, ‘comed’ and ‘Ital’ are not English words, hence do not contribute to the meaning of the words.
No. Comedian is derivational, but Italian is inflectional.
-ian has the same meaning: something to do with a person.
They have the same meaning: a person involved with the noun.
Both -ian describe the background of the person.
The affix means the same, ‘being a person of’.
-ian modifies both words to mean people.
No, -ian does not contribute to the formation of words with inflectional affixes.
Yes, both -ian words are headed compounds.
No. Only Italian means someone from that destination.
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