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Isn't this just a preposition that forms many compound words? I.e., shouldn't the page title just be prae?  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 09:48, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

That would seem to be a question for WT:ALA in the first instance. DCDuring TALK 19:20, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Delete. For Latin, we are treating these kinds of prepended (but potentially independent) elements as prepositions, rather than as prefixes, whenever they also exist as words in their own right. One reason for this is that we'd have much needless duplication of content. It's akin to the way we don't have -out as a suffix in English, even though we have compounds like lockout, walkout, and shoutout. However, we do have out-, but that's because it carries meaning(s) (e.g. "surpassing, exceeding") not typically present in the simple word out. When this happens in Latin, we should have an entry for such a prefix, but such instances are much rarer in Latin than in English. --EncycloPetey 02:38, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Deleted per EncycloPetey.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 18:18, 29 March 2010 (UTC)


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