What is morphemic writing?

 
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Definition
 

Morphemic writing is a system of writing that maintains a single written form for morphemes, without regard to the underlying allomorphs.

Discussion
 

Morphemic writing is similar to ideographic writing, but may represent the phonemes within the morpheme.

 

Morphemic writing is a system of writing in which words and functors are spelled in some constant manner, rather than how they sound.

Example
 

Here is an example of morphemic writing:

 
  • The English word kissed would be spelled 'kist'.
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