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Nominal prefixes
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Only two lexical categories are available for deriving nouns by way of prefixation. The most important by far are nouns themselves; quite a number of prefixes are active with nouns, mainly in the realm of kinship terms (e.g. heitfather > skoanheitfather-in-law) and status (e.g. susternurse > haadsustersenior nurse), but also in expressing negation, as in machtpower > ûnmachtimpotence.

The prefix ge- operates on a verbal base. Although this is the only prefix in this field, it is quite productive.

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More details about the two available bases can be obtained by following the corresponding links:

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    phonology
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    morphology
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    • -s
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    • 1.3.2. Deadjectival nouns
      [65%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 1 Characterization and classification > 1.3. Derivation of nouns
    • 1.3.1.3. Ing-nominalization
      [65%] Dutch > Syntax > Nouns and Noun Phrases > 1 Characterization and classification > 1.3. Derivation of nouns > 1.3.1. Deverbal nouns
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