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Davao Gay Community Sociolect: A Neologism Sketch (Published)

One of the notable modern languages today is the gay lingo, a language established by the gay community. Gay people came to create their own words or neologisms to shield themselves from the harm of social stigma. This research provides a view of gay words formed through morphological processes and how they function in a sentence. This study specifically explored on neologisms in gay language through a qualitative approach – this was done by collecting new words from the gay community. The findings indicate that gay neologisms were mostly created through affixation and clipping wherein an original word is clipped and have a new component and meaning. It is also found out that there are existing words used in gay lingo that have different meanings. It is highly recommended to further analyze other morphological functions in the gay lingo.

Keywords: Clipping., Communities, Speech, affixation, gay lingo, morphological processes, neologisms


The aim of this article is to identify new blends that have entered the English language. As one of the word-formation processes: compounding, clipping, backformation, acronym, derivation, clipping, conversion, coinage, and multiple processes, the new blends, being the focus of this research, will be analyzed. The descriptive approach, used in this article, is based on the division of the new blends and their structures in English. The blends are also investigated according to the domains they occur in English. The results obtained from this research suggest that most of the blends are made by clipping: using the first part of the first word and the last part of the second word, and the second most common form is clipping and overlapping.


Keywords: Blending Structures, Clipping., New Blends, Overlapping, Word Formation Processes