Let us now turn to the comparison of evaluative affixes to
-ia and -dzis, since these affixes and evaluative ones do not "change the category" of their bases.
s (2000) study, we did not select a small number of derivative and inflectional affixes to
carry out the experiment, but rather we concentrated on the case of derivative suffixes, selecting a broad sample of these (see Appendix A).
And due to the decreasing character of all P curves, such a procedure will always imply an overestimation of the values of P for the less frequent suffixes, which can reach dramatic proportions if the affixes to
be compared show great difference in token frequency, as is the case for van Marle's example of Dutch -er vs.
a tendency of affixes to
repeatedly choose certain sound sequences instead of others, also legitimate.
These are the basic categories of the simplex lexicon, and we use derivational affixes to
extend these categories.