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Neoclassical noun formation: Compounding

Neoclassical noun compounding is the formation of new nouns by combining neoclassical formatives with neoclassical formatives or nouns. In most cases, a linking element is inserted between the two parts of the compound.

We distinguish the following types of neoclassical noun compounding:

Rule Example
Formative+Formative   Grammophon
Noun+Formative Insektizid
Formative+Noun Psychoterror
Noun+o+Noun Tyrannosaurier

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