I see. Very good. Thank you for the info, rp4pres. I agree with you about the use of un-, but I'm in limbo about in- meaning transferable.
I thought in- means not or enter or interior. But you've brought up an interesting point: the change of unalienable to inalienable.
So, because word parts have their meanings and that those meanings can change when they connect to other word parts, thereby forming a word, it's reasonable, especially based on freedom historically, that the un- to in- change is what you said and to conclude the change is a dilution of what words correspond to, reality. This dilution would be nefarious if it's true.
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