One characteristic of the English language is its extensive use of affixes, and of suffixes in particular. Indeed, a dictionary count shows that some 45 per cent of the words listed are suffixed, including 2 per cent that are double-suffixed (nothingness, particularize, etc.).
Word Ways: Vol. 22
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol22/iss4/17