The evidence provided by the work of over a century of expert human formists, combined with that of several years of computer experiments by me, is unequivocal: all other things being equal, there is an enormous advantage to building large forms from the bottom word up, instead of from the top word down.
Word Ways: Vol. 26
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol26/iss1/5