In German the prefix "schwarz-" is often used to depict something illegal like: Schwarzfahrer Schwarzarbeit Schwarzgeld Is there any specific origin for using black in this context?
There is not really an english counterpart to the often used german prefix "ver-", IMO. It has many functions (verbification) & meanings (e.g. verstärken vs. verschollen). Often it doesn't seem to ...
inexakt, but ungenau. Is this pure convention or are there any rules of thumb what prefix to choose when building an inversion of an adjective (for example pronunciation)?
In English usage the prefix "über" (loaned from German) has the meaning of: über-, uber-: denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Oxford Dictionaries ...
Which of the two following German translations for reverse chronological (as in: reverse chronological order) achronologisch and antichronologisch is the correct form, or are both ...