) unitsthat often have been established in the language for a long time. Examples are
form in which two or more words are connected by a hyphen.
Compounds that contain affixes, such as
,as well as adjective-adjective compounds and verb-verb compounds, such as
, are often hyphenated. Compounds that contain articles, suchas
, are also often hyphenated.
form consisting of newer combinations of usually longer words,such as
, etc.Usage in the US and in the UK differs and often depends on the individual choice of thewriter rather than on a hard-and-fast rule; therefore, open, hyphenated, and closed formsmay be encountered for the same compound noun, such as the triplets
.In addition to this native English compounding, there is the
type, which consistsof words derived from Latin, as
, and those of Greek origin, such as
, the components of which are in boundform (connected by connecting
vowels, which are most often
in Latin and Greek respectively) and cannot standalone.'
 Analyzability (transparency)
compounds, in which the modifier is used in anattributive or appositional manner. A
is a particular kind of board, which is(generally) black, for instance.Indeterminative compounds, however, the relationship is not attributive. For example, a
is not a particular type of stool that is like a foot. Rather, it is a
stool for one's foot