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The Germanic prefix fer- may take adjectives as base, in order to form verbs. This process results in a change, mostly with a causative reading, briefly to be described as 'to make A'. However, an inchoative reading, i.e. 'to become A', is not excluded. Examples are ienfâldichsimple > ferienfâldigjeto simplify or bliidglad > ferbliidzjeto gladden.

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The prefix fer- may also take nouns, and, most frequently, verbs. As the derivations of these categories have much in common, a more extensive treatment of this prefix can be found in fer- with verb as base.

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