12 Common Prefixes and Suffixes

Plover will do its best to add the proper prefix and suffix and adjust the word if necessary for correct spelling, such as box to boxes with PWOBGS/-S.

12.1 a-

The a- prefix such as in alone and apart is represented by the A stroke.

A HROEPB

alone alone alone alone

A PART

apart apart apart apart

12.2 un-

The un prefix such as in unclean and unkind is represented by the UPB stroke.

UPB KLAOEPB

unclean unclean unclean unclean

UPB KEUPBD

unkind unkind unkind unkind

12.3 re-

The re prefix such as in refill and reform is represented by the RE stroke.

RE TPEUL

refill refill refill refill

RE TPORPL

reform reform reform reform

12.4 -er

The -er suffix such as in maker and fuller is represented by the *ER stroke.

PHAEUBG *ER

maker maker maker maker

AOET REU

eatery eatery eatery eatery

12.5 -y

The -y suffix such as in funny and puffy is represented by the KWREU stroke.

TPUPB KWREU

funny funny funny funny

PUF KWREU

puffy puffy puffy puffy

12.6 -ly

The -ly suffix in cleanly and roughly is represented by the HREU stroke.

KLAOEPB HREU

cleanly cleanly cleanly cleanly

RUF HREU

roughly roughly roughly roughly

12.7 -ry

The -ry suffix in eatery and finery is represented by the REU stroke.

AOET REU

eatery eatery eatery eatery

TPAOEUPB REU

finery finery finery finery

12.8 -ty

The -ty suffix in mighty and drafty is represented by TEU.

PHAOEUT TEU

mighty mighty mighty mighty

TKRAFT TEU

drafty drafty drafty drafty

12.9 -en

The -en suffix as in kitten and eaten is represented by the *EPB stroke. For some words, PB or EPB would also work in Plover to write the correct word.

KEUT *EPB

kitten kitten kitten kitten

AOET *EPB

eaten eaten eaten eaten

TKPWARD *EPB

12.10 -less and -ness

The suffixes -less and -nessare represented by the strokes -LS and -PBS in words such as restless and stiffness.

REFT -LS

restless restless restless restless

STEUF -PBS

stiffness stiffness stiffness stiffness

12.11 The any- briefs

Word Stroke Note
any TPHEU
anybody TPHEUB
anymore TPHEUPL
anyone TPHEUPB
anyplace TPHEUPLS
anything TPHEUG
anytime TPHAOEUPL
anyway TPHAE
anywhere TPHEUR

12.12 Summary

  • Learn common prefixes a-, un-, and re-
  • Learn common suffixes -y, -ly, -ry, -ty, -en, -less and -ness