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The following set includes the analysis of the words which contain double suffixation in the final and pre-final derivative steps.
The suffixes -maelum and -maest do not participate in processes of double suffixation, while, -an, -e, -lice, -um and -weard intervene in these processes in different ways.
In the case of adjectives, 211 are created by means of the suffixation of previously suffixed nouns.
The data proves that no linearisation can be put forward as regards the direction in which the categories are changed by successive processes of affixation, as all major lexical categories can be turned into words of any other lexical category if provided with adequate suffixation.
English suffixation is constrained only by selectional restrictions.