chapter  3
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Prefixes

Prefixes are bound forms which attach initially to bases. Bases can be verbal, adjectival or nominal. Prefixed formations are often members of the same class as their bases, though verb-forming de-, dis-and un-can also be transpositional (2.3.1), attaching to nominal as well as to verbal bases, and there are many parasynthetic prefixed adjectives with noun bases like multi-racial, non-governmental, anti-glare, non-stick (1.2.2).