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The third and final group of words under observation is that of prefixed words, where the prefix has been attached to a previously suffixed base.
The prefix that best attaches to already suffixed bases is the negative un-.
Second, with the exception of the changes from adjective to verb and noun to verb, there is more category modification when a suffix applies to a previously suffixed base.
It attaches to underived bases and in one occasion to a previously suffixed base.
In Palestinian Jewish Aramaic the same etymological -it + pronoun object, also realized as -t + pronoun object, can be suffixed to a perfect verb as an object marker (qtl-it-wn "he killed them," Dalman 1905: 360).
In no language is -V suffixed to a -V-final morpheme (e.
38) In present-day Bahrain and Khorasan it is reported only in the singular, and in Uzbekistan also only suffixed to a (historical) singular AP.
Furthermore, in Babylonian the 1SG pronoun object -ni is nearly always suffixed to the ventive suffix, neutralizing the contrast between ventive and indicative altogether.
For both prefixed and suffixed forms, decomposition and whole-route access are possible, and so in both cases we expect to see an interaction between the frequency of the derived form and the base: the more frequent the derived form is relative to the base, the more likely a whole-word representation and access strategy will be.
As argued above, we might expect the derived form to need to be relatively MORE frequent than the base in suffixed forms than in prefixed forms before signs of noncompositionality can be detected.
Despite the fact that the relevant threshold may be slightly different for prefixes and suffixes, we still expect relative frequency to be related to decompositionality in both prefixed and suffixed forms.
The availability of Websters 1913 dictionary in ascii form allowed for the automatic retrieval of definitions for the words in the dataset described in the previous section (515 prefixed and 2028 suffixed words -- all with monomorphemic bases).