A discontinuous morpheme is a morpheme that is interrupted by the insertion of another morphological unit.
A root containing an infix from Tagalog (Philippines):
- bili: root ‘buy’
- -um- : infix ‘AGT’
- bumili: word ‘bought’
A circumfix surrounding a root from Tuwali Ifugao (Philippines):
- baddang: root ‘help’v.
- ka--an: circumfix ‘NOMR’
- kabaddangan: word ‘helpfulness’