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  1. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Hello. I believe many confuse the prefix, "-in" with the proper word, "within." For example I contest the aforementioned prefix means, "not" e.g. insurmountable, incapable, infrared. Many seem to believe the prefix in question means, "inside," which to my mind simply means, "not side."

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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Have fun with your private language.
     
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  7. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    "with"
    They went in the building;
    within it from where they all found something in the box, which was inside the room in which they resided in.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It doesn't just mean not either. Inflammable. Inflammatory.
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You wrote it as a suffix.
     
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  10. nebel Valued Senior Member

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    On truck signs carrying dangerous cargo::
    inflammable, (can not burn) highly inflammable (nearly explosive)
    exacerbated by bilingual french/ english signage
     
  11. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    Beat me to it

    -in <-- a prefix?

    Surely not intended?

    And inside out means?

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  12. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you sideshowbob. I realised after I posted but could not edit. In-side out? With-in side-out.
     
  13. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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    Given the first above surely you mean " not side side out"

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  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Incandescent - emitting light (as a result of being heated).
    Candescent - glowing with heat; luminous.

    Incarcerate - to imprison or confine.
    Carcerate - to imprison or confine.

    Ergo "in" is not necessarily "not".
     
  15. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Any examples of (other) people confusing the prefix "in" with an "inside" connotation ?

    Btw infrared has the prefix "infra" which does mean "within"

    @exch it took me years to work out that "inflammable" and "flammable" had the same meaning. (zero difference,I think)
     
  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    The language seems to be more flexible that you are.
     
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  17. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I am indowed with natural inflexion.
     
  18. Michael 345 Bali tonight Valued Senior Member

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  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty sure it means "below".
     
  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    When you decide what the rules are let us know.
     
  21. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Aye, it does.
    INFRA - below/beneath; INTRA - inside/within; INTER - between/among
     
  22. zgmc Registered Senior Member

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    This thread is inconfusing. By that I mean i am inside of confused...
     
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  23. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    oops
     

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