inflecting language

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A language such as Latin, German, or Arabic in which grammatical relationships are indicated by altering the internal structure of words, often by changing their endings. English has some features of an inflecting language, as is shown in the two sentences I ask you and I asked you. Also called a synthetic language or a fusional language. Compare agglutinative language, isolating language.

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