Preffixes and Negative-Makers of Certain Russian Words


Negative-maker affixes are those linguistic elements that are widely used in word making. The function and the type of each of these affixes are unique and different from others. The Russian affix ??-, for example, in its combination with pronouns and adverbs, makes non-referential sentences that use the infinitive form of the verb, while the affix ??- in its combination with pronouns and adverbs makes subjective sentences. The semantic differences resulting from the combination of these negative-making affixes to the same root and their blending with certain words are amongst other features of these negative-making affixes.