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Seme

 

in linguistics, the minimum unit of the content plane, representing an elementary lexical or grammatical meaning. The seme is opposed to the morpheme—the minimum meaningful unit of the expression plane—and is a component of the morpheme’s content. For example, in the word form knig-u (“book”), the -u contains three semes: singular number, feminine gender, and accusative case. Sometimes the concept of the seme is treated as syntagmatic, an opposition being made to the paradigmatic concept of the sememe. Some linguists define the seme as a semantic feature by which larger units in the content plane are differentiated. For example, the lexical content of the word, otets (“father”) may be described as a combination of semes: direct relative, male, of the immediately preceding generation, and so forth.

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But we are not expecting fast times yet, we will now start preparing her for the Commonwealth Games," Seme said.
Abacan intends to shoot seismic, re-enter an existing well at Seme and drill an exploration well in 1997.
Pour les attentats terroristes immondes de Manchester et a Londres, ils sont signes Daech, un groupe qui ensanglante le Proche Orient et seme la terreur en Europe et dans le reste du monde.
Son activisme et les communiques qu'il publie, ont cree la polemique a plusieurs reprises et les appels se sont multiplies pour arreter son activite, etant en contradiction avec le caractere civil de l'Etat tunisien, comme mentionne par la constitution ainsi que pour incitation a la haine outre le fait qu'il seme la discorde dans les rangs des tunisiens.
En detail, on constate que depuis le lancement de la campagne agricole, plus de 50% de ce perimetre a ete seme et plante et le reste n'est toujours pas seme.
Bien que le chemin a parcourir soit seme d'embuches et qu'il reste de nombreux defis a relever, je me rejouis de l'installation d'un nouveau gouvernement qui poursuivra ses efforts pour mettre en place des institutions democratiques permanentes et realiser les aspirations democratiques du peuple tunisien [beaucoup plus grand que], declare encore le senateur McCain.
Le president russe, Vladimir Poutine, a estime hier jeudi que les Occidentaux avaient seme le "chaos" en Syrie et qu'ils "ne peuvent pas s'arreter" malgre les mises en garde de la Russie, ont rapporte les agences.
Before yesterday's race, her coach Michael Seme said they would be aiming for a time almost 10 seconds slower than her personal best.
Semenya has found solace among her fellow athletes and her coach, Michael Seme.
The South African Press Association quoted her coach, Michael Seme, as saying she would not take part in a women's 4,000-metre at the South African Cross Country Championships in Pretoria on Saturday because she was "not feeling well.
We have not had the rub of the green and, with Cwmbran in free-fall, not having won in 10 games since early December, we seme this as our big opportunity.
At present, Addax holds a letter of intent with the government of Benin under which it has the right to enter into a formal Production Sharing Agreement with the government for Concession Block 1 which contains the producing Seme oil field.