Just something I put together for discussion and to ponder as I'm learning about morphology. I'm interested in your opinion, so there are no right or wrong answers. It's informal, but please record your answers to the survey before reading further into the thread. If you read ahead and go back, please answer honestly when it asks. Part A Directions: Of the two options listed in each question, which one do you prefer? Allow yourself 5-15 seconds per question to decide. Example. unmoral inmoral If you prefer un-, record a u; If you prefer in-, record an i. Do not record the example. Do not skip ahead. It would be easier to compare if everyone recorded their answers in the same way, like this: 1i 2u 3i 4u 5u 6i 7i ... 1. unrational inrational 2. inmobilized unmobilized 3. unpossible inpossible 4. inlegal unlegal 5. unrelevant inrelevant 6. inoffensive unoffensive 7. unmature inmature 8. inregular unregular 9. unlegitimate inlegitimate 10. inpartial unpartial Part B Directions: For each question, consider how acceptable each option is to you. Order the five options according to their acceptability, from most acceptable to least acceptable. Allow yourself 10-30 seconds per question to decide. Example. inpretty impretty ilpretty irpretty unpretty Record an n for in-; m for im-; l for il-; r for ir-; u for un-. Do not record the example. Again, like this: 1nrlmu 2murnl 3unmlr ... 1. imyoung unyoung ilyoung iryoung inyoung 2. ilfit infit irfit unfit imfit 3. irmature immature inmature ilmature unmature 4. unlate illate irlate inlate imlate 5. irlegal imlegal inlegal unlegal illegal 6. inrelevant ilrelevant irrelevant unrelevant imrelevant 7. imfalse unfalse ilfalse irfalse infalse 8. unoff iloff iroff inoff imoff 9. ilpossible inpossible impossible unpossible irpossible 10. inopen iropen ilopen unopen imopen What is your native language? What other languages do you speak, if any? Have you read further into this thread? Thanks! ____ So what did you think - easy, difficult? Did you notice any patterns? Have any guesses about how or why you came to any of your decisions? I'll post how and why I made up the survey in a little while.