Etymidion II: A Students' Workbook for Vocabulary Building

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University Press of America, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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This text is a workbook in etymology and vocabulary building from Latin and Greek elements. An introduction which gives a brief description of the foreign influence on English vocabulary is followed by exercises in spelling, usage, and the histories of words. The Latin and Greek sections introduce students to word formation in the classical tongues. Numerous exercises are included to practice the principles of compounding words and the word elements. The new edition adds fuller explanations and numerous vocabulary notes to show interesting relationships of words and word groups as well as more exercises and review material, based on feedback from students in the class during the last five years. Contents: Introduction: The Beginnings of English. PART I: LATIN WORDS IN ENGLISH. Latin Nouns and Adjectives; Formation of Adjectives; Noun Suffixes; Latin Verbs; Prefixes; Present Base; Suffixes. PART II: GREEK WORDS IN ENGLISH. Greek Words into English; Noun Base Compounds; Adjectives; Suffixes; Prefixes; Verb Bases. APPENDIX: SUFFIXES FROM LATIN. Latin Base Words; Greek Base Words; English to Latin; English to Greek.
 

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Contents

WORDS FROM LATIN NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES
17
FORMATION OF ADJECTIVES
33
NOUN SUFFIXES
49
LATIN VERBS
69
PREFIXES FROM LATIN
87
THE PRESENT BASE OF LATIN VERBS SUFFIXES
99
ENGLISH DERIVATIVES OF THE PPP BASE
117
GREEK WORDS INTO ENGLISH
135
GREEK SUFFIXES
169
GREEK PREFIXES
183
GREEK VERBS
193
Suffixes from Latin
205
I Latin
209
Greek Words Bases and Combining Forms
221
English to Latin
233
English to Greek
237

COMPOUNDS FROM TWO GREEK NOUN BASES
147
GREEK ADJECTIVES USED IN ENGLISH WORDS
159

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About the author (1994)

C.A.E. Luschnig is Professor in the Department of Foreign Language and Literature at the University of Idaho.

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