Talk:ill-

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RFD discussion: English prefix[edit]

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Not a prefix; cf. well-. ※ Raifʻhār Doremítzwr   〰 ··  〰  01:57, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Delete. Not a prefix but an adverb. The hyphen is purely grammatical, as in "a badly-made chair". Equinox 18:10, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:20, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

RFD-failed.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 10:09, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I see. I was not aware it had been previously reviewed. Also, I thought that the sense of 'bad' as in "ill-will", etc. might qualify it as a combining form/proto-prefix (if there is such a thing) since it is somewhat opaque and it seems likely that it could eventually evolve that way. Leasnam 21:51, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
It also assists when one is attempting to categorise and view all words containing ill-. I think that was my primary impetus in creating the entry, if I recall correctly. Leasnam 13:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

RFC discussion: May 2009–March 2010[edit]

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Is this all right? --Duncan 12:11, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Sure, except for not being a prefix. And there are not very many adjectives, nouns, or adverbs that don't appear with hyphens before and/or after. We could soon break 2MM entries by including similar terms. See head and -head for an interesting case of not including a combining form. DCDuring TALK 14:05, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
The entry has been deleted.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 10:11, 19 March 2010 (UTC)