Q: Is a prefix an affix which is placed before the stem of a word? ¶
Q: Are prefixes still much in use: be-, er-, ent-, ge-, ver-, zer-, and miß-? ¶
A: Yes, be- expresses strengthening or generalization.
Q: Is a prefix itself made up of the stem fix? ¶
A: Yes, and the prefix pre- , both of which are derived from Latin roots.
Q: Are prefixes less common in Russian than suffixes? ¶
A: Yes, but alter the meaning of a word.
Q: Are prefixes still in use as of 1970: un-? ¶
A: Yes, and which expresses negation , and ur-, which means "original, primitive" in substantives, and has an emphatic function in adjectives.
Q: Is a prefix also called a preformative? ¶
A: Yes, because it alters the form of the words to which it is affixed.