MORPHOLOGY: a traditional term used for words which (a) end in a
plural affix, (b) have a plural meaning, and (c) do not have a singular
EXAMPLE: in Dutch plural nouns can be formed by adding the suffix
-en (hond-honden 'dog(s)'). But some nouns such as
hersenen 'brains', annalen 'annals' and watten 'cotton
wadding' have a plural meaning, end in the plural affix -en, and
have no singular counterpart (*hersen, *annaal, *wat).
|LIT.||Scalise, S. (1984)|