Definition of postpose in English:

postpose

Line breaks: post|pose
Pronunciation: /pəʊs(t)ˈpəʊz
 
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verb

[with object] Grammar
  • Place (a modifying word or morpheme) after the word that it modifies: (as adjective postposed) a postposed genitive
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    • Preposed and postposed forms that come first include: aero (air), crypto (hidden), demo (people), geo (earth), odonto (tooth), ornitho (bird), and thalasso (sea).
    • Her characterization includes postposing ‘hey’ to every second sentence: Why don't we meet down the station, hey?
    • As noted, the ideophone can occur with quotative go, with either a preposed or a postposed subject nominal.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'place later or lower'): from French postposer, from post- 'after' + poser 'to place'. The current sense dates from the 1920s.

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