Agglutinate Languages

Agglu′tinate

The Turanian family of languages are so called because every syllable is a word, and these are glued together to form other words, and may be unglued so as to leave the roots distinct, as “inkstand.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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