The process of turning a word from a verb into a noun or vice versa, usually done in Inezeño with suffixes such as to mean "having or characterized by the noun," as in nuyi "to be soiled, dirty" from nuy "dirt, grime."
The process by which words are formed from existing words or bases by adding affixes, as singer from sing or undo from do, by changing the shape of the word or base, as song from sing, or by adding an affix and changing the pronunciation of the word or base, as electricity from electric. A linguistic description of the process of word formation.
The word forming process that creates a new base from an underlying base. A derivational affiix ultimately affects the lexical meaning of a derived stem. A derivational affix is adjoined to a base; if the base has lexical meaning, it is then a stem.