what is the rule that governs " in and un " prefix
like sometimes i say " incorrect " and sometimes i forget and say
" uncorrect "
so why it's " in" and not "un "
i feel that it has to do with phonology
Words which start with 'm' or 'p' take the prefix 'im-' (impatient)
Words which start with 'r' take 'ir-' (irresponsible)
Words which start with 'l' take 'il-' (illegitimate)
There are a couple of prefixes which can change verbs, these are 'un-' and 'dis-'.
For example, disagree, disappear, disprove, undo, and undress.
The best way to learn these is to make a note of them when you learn a new word.
when we pronounce g as / g/ and when as / dg/
i want the general rule regradless the exceptions
/g/ is regularly spelt g, gg, e.g. “hunger, big, struggle, juggling” ; sometimes gh, gu, e.g. “ghost, guard, dinghy”; g is silent in gnaw, gnat, diaphragm, sign, reign.
/ʤ /is spelt j, g, dg, sometimes gg, dj, de, di, ch, e.g. “jam, gem, midget, suggest, adjacent, grandeur, soldier, Norwich”.
and thanx a lot
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