Prefix FAQs:

Q: Is a prefix an affix which is placed before the stem of a word?

A: Yes.

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.