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please settle an argument between me and my sister......is "napkin" a compound word??

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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 i say YES...she says NO....

 

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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chefmartha
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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No. Napkin is not a compound word.

ThePinkRobot
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:49 PM
No
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mama_girl07
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM

It is technicaly a compound word. Nap+kin........but I dont know if it officially counts as one.

LuvingMy3Girls
by Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
No
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mom2cindylouwho
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It has 2 syllables, but is not a compound word.
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MysticLove
by Tiffany on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM

No.

lioness3e
by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM
No.
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JMmama
by Member on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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No. Technically, nap and kin are two words, which could lead you to think napkin is a compound would. However, in napkin, -kin is a suffix. Other words like it would be munchkin and pumpkin.
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BrookieCookie1
by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM

 i don't think. After all what two words is 'napkin' comprised of??

sreichelt26
by on Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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No. Compound words are the ones that relate to each other to describe something: softball, redhead, hairbrush, keyboard, notebook, etc.

While napkin IS made up of two words, the item "napkin" has nothing to do with naps or kin, let alone relating to each other (family members sleeping).

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