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namaak-
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Namaak- is a category-neutral prefixoid, productively attaching to nouns to form nouns like namaakartikelenfake articles and occasionally to adjectives to form words like namaaklederenfake leather. The general meaning is false, imitative, fake.

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Namaak-['na-mak] is a category-neutral prefixoid, ultimately derived from the verb namakenafter-makecopy (as in that pistool is nagemaaktthat gun is copied), probably via predicative use of the stem as an adjective (as in that pistool is namaakthat gun is fake). Namaak attaches productively to nouns to form nouns like namaakbontimitation fur and namaakheldenfake heroes. Occasionally it also combines with adjectives to form words like namaaklederen(made out of) fake leather (which also may be analysed as a an adjectivalization of the noun namaakleerfake leather) (Etymologiebank, WNT). Namaak is an independent phonological word and carries stress. Syllabification respects the morphological boundary: namaak-artikelenimitation-articles. There is competition with the foreign prefix pseudo and the indigenous prefixoid nep, the exact division of labour is unknown. The semantics of formations with namaak is compositional, the meaning of the whole being a function of the menaing of the parts, but not intersective: a namaakpistoolfake gun is not a type of gun, but rather something that is not a gun, although it shares certain properties with a true gun.

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