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      A prefix is followed by a hyphenette (a half-length hyphen) only if:
               1. The designated meaning of the prefix plus the meaning of the root word equals the meaning of the combination.
               2. The meaning of prefix + root word must be unambiguously clear.

      The meaning of the prefix is only that meaning which is listed below.

      Advantages of hyphenated fixed-meaning prefixes:
                The hyphenette isolates the root word, for easy recognition.
                Clarifies ambiguities.  E.g. “replace” (substitute) and “re-place” (move to a different place) have different meanings.
                Eliminates hundreds of vocabulary words no longer needed to memorize.
                Encourages usage of prefixes when creating new words.

      For distinctions between un- , non- , dis-, and de-, see below.  Left column is Alike English; right column is Sound Spell Same (pure Peoplese).

Prefix (AE)
Prefix (SSS)
 above-  above
 above۔ground  abov-
after- after, post
after۔graduation, after۔colonial  after۔
 against, opposed to
 anti-slavery  antī-
arch- most important arch-duke, arch-enemy  arq-
 outer space
 astro-space, astro-travel-or
 auto-  by it's own actions
 auto-pilot, auto-repeat
 beneath-  beneath  beneath-ground  benēθ-
centi- 1/100 centi-meter  senti-
co- joint, joinly co-author  cō-
counter- counter to, in response to counter-attack, counter-claim
 remove (something you didn't put there)
 de-salt, de-forest, de-mystify, de-flea
deka- 10 deka-meter  deka-
dis- reverse a previous action
dis-connect, dis-embark, dis-invite
 eco-tourism, eco-friendly, eco-house
 ee-  electronic  ee-mail, ee-processor [English "computer"]
ex- former ex-boss, ex-wife  eks-
 exo-  outside, outer, exterior
 exo-planet (outside Earth's solor system)
 giga-  one-billion
 one generation younger
 grand-daughter, grand-father
 two generations younger
 greatgrand-son, greatgrand-mother
half- one-half
half-liter, half-circle
 hyper-active, hyper-sensitive
 farther inward than outer
 inner-shirt, inner-skirt
intra- within intra-national  intra- 
kilo- 1,000 kilo-gram, kilo-meter  kilō-
 less-spend (spend less), less-emphasize
macro- from a large perspective macro-economics  makrō-
mass- a huge number mass-production, mass-migration  mas-
mega- gigantic mega-peninsula  mega-
micro- very small
micro-credit  mīkrō-
 mega-peninsula, mega-corporation
 one million
 million-byte, million-watt
mid- mid (approximate) mid-afternoon, mid-aged  mid-
mili- 1/1000 milli-liter, milli-gram  mili-
mini- relatively tiny mini-skirt  mini-
mis- incorrect
mis-direction, mis-spell  mis-
multi- many mutli-national, multi-colored  multi-
 nano-meter, nano-volt
 remaining after deductions
 net-worth, net-profit, net-happiness
 related to nerves
non- not, lack of, absence of, not in that category non-combatant, non-arrival  non-
 better than a competitor
 out-perform, out-run
 farther outward than inner
 outer-garment, outer-layer
 tverb + oo much
 over-eat (eat too much), over-cautious
part- part, partly (not wholly) part-way  part-
pre- before pre-pay  part-
 pro-  in favor of  (opposite of "anti-")
 pro-war  prō-
 pseudo-  not genuine despite of appearances
quarter- one-quarter (approximate) quarter-moon  kwarter-
quasi- partly but not wholly resembling quasi-democratic  kwasē-
re- again re-enter, re-do  rē-
self- self self-defense, self-critical, self-biography  self-
sub- at a lower location in a hierarchy sub-category  sub-
super- (converts modifier into superlative) super-enviable, super-rich
supra-  transcending supra-natural  sūpra-
 one trillion
trans-  across trans-continental  trans-
 twice-week-y, twice-clockhour
 two-part, two-system, two-face
ultra-  excessive beyond common norms ultra-sensitive  ultra-
un-  opposite of un-fair, un-legal
under-  verb + not enough
under-eat, under-pay-t, under-achieve
uni-  one, single uni-culture  yūni-

Multiple prefixes
            If more than one prefix is needed to clarify a word, link the prefixes with hyphnettes. 
            Example:  non-re-produce-able

Distinction between prefixes “non-” and “un-”
            Non- is neutral, un- is negative.  "Non-" means "not" or "without", while "un'-" means :"opposite of".  "A laborer has a non-professional job; a lawyer shouting at a client elicits un-professional behavior.  So:  non-combatant (e.g. a nurse on a battlefield), non-starter (not able to start), non-restrictive (without restrictions), non-legal (absence of any legal jurisdiction).  But:  un-clean (dirty), un-gentlemanly (rude), un-fair (biased), un-truthful (false), un-legal (prohibited by law).  The distinction allows nuance.  E.g., non-helpful (did not bother to help) versus un-helpful (a hindrance).  E.g. an un-conformist differs farther from normal behavior than a non-conformist; the former actively rebels, while the latter merely refuses to cooperate.

            Some words can take both prefixes, with slightly different meanings.  Examples
                    un-guarded implies should have been guarded but was not.  non-guarded, just not guarded.
                    un-flexible implies further resistance to change than non-flexible.
                    un-rational implies confused thinking, whereas non-rational implies not related to rationality.
                    un-mercifully suggests cruelty; non-mercifully implies lack of concern.
                    un-practical is not only non-practical but might have negative consequences.

Distinction between prefixes "un-", "non-", "dis-", and "de-".
            The Peoplese prefix "dis-" reverses the action of the root verb, so English "unbutton" is Peoplese "dis-button".  Similarly, "dis-latch", "dis-do", "dis-fasten"; "dis-cover" (remove a cover previously put in place), while unhyphenated "discover" means to find out something not previously known. Thus, “non-buttoned” (not yet buttoned) and “dis-buttoned” (after being buttoned, the reverse action) have different meanings.  The prefix "de-" removes something that was already there, e.g. the salt in saltwater; if a child sprinkled salt on an apple, he could dis-salt it by washing it.

Examples of word beginnings not followed by hyphenettes because of too many or confusing meanings:
            com, con, in, inter, over

Examples of words not hyphenated:
            “premature” means “doing some∙thing before its due time”, not “before mature”
            “recover” means return to former state; “re-cover” mean “cover again” (e.g. a pot on a stove)
            “renew” cannot mean  “again new” because “new” is a first-time situation.
            “repay”  means “pay back”, not “pay again”.
            “resolve” means "find a solution", "settle an argument"; "re-solve” would mean “solve again”, which doesn't make sense.  Something is solved or not.
            “ultra” when not meaning “excessive” is of course not hyphenated.  E.g. ultrasound, ultraviolet, ultramontane.
            Speakers and writers of literary Peoplese will use the above and similarly confusing words sparingly, if at all.

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