附着词素 (附著詞素) fùzhāo yǔsù
Domain: Linguistics 语言学
Notes: A clitic is a particle that depends on its phonetic context for its form and has an ambiguous status between an affix and a word. For example, the clitic 'a' has the form 'a ball' when the noun after it starts with a consonant sound. A clitic cannot stand on its own in an utterance. The sentence final particles ne 呢, ba 吧, a 啊, and ma 吗 are considered clitics in Chinese (Crystal 2008, 'clitic'; Sun 2006, loc. 847).