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    I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    There are negative prefixes which add negative meaning to words: un-,in-,a-,an-,counter-, and etc.
    What I am wondering is if there are rules for combining these prefixes with other words.

    For example, “in-“ and “un-“ have same characteristic, which add negative meaning to words.
    We use the word “unhappy”, but not “inhappy” or “antihappy”.

    If someone knows about it, I’d be really happy. Thanks!
    Last edited by neincredits; 24-Sep-2017 at 10:39. Reason: Fixing a typo

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    Re: I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by neincredits View Post
    We use the word “unhappy”, but not “unhappy”.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Your sentence above doesn't make sense. You've used "unhappy" twice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Your sentence above doesn't make sense. You've used "unhappy" twice.
    Oh, I didn’t notice it! I made a correction about it.

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    Re: I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    You shouldn't change the original post, neincredits, because the following response (emsr2d2's in this case) sometimes doesn't make sense if you do that.
    I think you can type in the reason for an edit, such as "Fixing a typo".

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    Re: I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    To : tzfujimino

    Sorry for making mistakes. I’ll keep that in mind :)
    Last edited by neincredits; 24-Sep-2017 at 11:11. Reason: To clarify receiver of this reply

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    Re: I want to know about prefixes which infuse “negative” meaning.

    To : Piscean

    It makes me think about one characteristic of language : customary. Thank you for your nice explantation! I’ll bear that in mind for later studying.
    Last edited by neincredits; 24-Sep-2017 at 11:12. Reason: To clarify receiver of this reply

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