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Verbal prefixes
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There are various prefixes that can be used to form new verbs out of other words of various syntactic categories: native be-, her-, ver-, and ont- (all more or less productive), native er- and ge- (both unproductive), and non-native de- (/de/) and dis- (/dɪs/) (Haeseryn 1997 596 ff.).

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There are various prefixes that can be used to form new verbs out of other words of various syntactic categories:

  • Native productive be- as in besprekento discuss < sprekento talk and bewegwijzerento signpost < wegwijzersignpost;
  • Native productive her- as in hertrouwento remarry < trouwento marry;
  • Native productive ver- as in vergrotento enlarge < grootlarge, verafgodento idolize < afgodidol, verbrandento burn (transitive) < brandento burn (intransitive);
  • Native productive ont- as in onthardento soften < hardhard, ontgroeiento outgrow < groeiento grow, ontbrandento ignite < brandento burn and onthoofdento behead < hoofdhead;
  • Native unproductive er- as in erkennento recognize < kennento know;
  • Native unproductive ge- as in gedenkento remember < denkento think.
  • Non-native de- and dis- as in desavouerento disown and diskwalificerento disqualify.
New verbs can also be constructed via suffixation, e.g. homogeniserento homogenize (< homogeenhomogeneous + -iseer) or via conversion (e.g. volleyballento play volleyball).

References:
  • Haeseryn, Walter, Romijn, Kirsten, Geerts, Guido, Rooij, Jaap de & Toorn, Maarten C. van den1997Algemene Nederlandse spraakkunstGroningenNijhoff
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