Caution: Do NOT get behind on homework. You will regret it.
The Final Countdown - Schedule of Important Events:
TUES, 5/10: Introduce Final + Turn in Text Books!
TH, 5/12: Writing Systems Test (presentations, article, video, power point all fair game!)
MON, 5/16: Final Presentations + Latin Mottoes of Posterity
WEDS, 5/18: ROOTS Final + Course Evaluation + Last Call for Text Books + Time Cap Letters!
TUES, 5/24: FOE GRAD PARTY, 2-4 at MY CRIB
Due Thursday, May 12, 2016
Work on FOE Final Assessment
Start thinking about your Latin Motto. Here is a list to start with.
Due Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nothing Again...I'm getting soft!
Due Friday, May 6, 2016
Due Wednesday, May 4, 2016
GL VI: i (just learn these), iii, v
Work on your Presentation:
Due Monday, May 2, 2016
GL V: i, iii, v - and understand HOMONYMS (both HOMOGRAPHS and HOMOPHONES)
This is why it's good to know ROOT words! HOMO = same; (O)NYM = name, word; GRAPH = to write; PHONE = sound, voice.
Work on Writing System Presentation, if you haven't already presented:
Kristen Josh B
Anne F Austin K.
Josh C Marshall
Clint Maddy N.
Due Thursday, April 26, 2016
GL IV: i & iii
Due Friday, April 22, 2016
GL III: Read it - info on Greek roots, etc. And do iv. Define the italicized words that have been taken into English from Greek and also, give the full etymology of each.
1. austere - plain; serious [English Birthday: 1300-50; Middle English from Anglo French from Latin austerus from Greek austeros meaning harsh, rough, bitter.
Due Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Make sure that you have GL I & II completed and ready to turn in!
Also, if you are clever, you might browse around www.omniglot.com and find and interesting Writing System to learn more about. See Agenda for last Friday for more info if your mind is an inquiring one. :)
Due "Monday", April 18, 2016
GL II: ii, iii - more on Greek spellings and pronunciations. :)
Due Thursday, April 14, 2016
Oopsy - don't hate. I didn't get this on here in a very timely fashion:
GL I: i, ii
Due Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Greek Introduction (read pages
158-159 carefully) and do i, ii, iii all.
ii.1. alms - GK eleos - L - VL - OE
iii.1. almond - GK amygdale, an almond tree
Due Friday, April 1, 2016 (no foolin')
LL XXIV - ILC #25: METATHESIS! It's a Mystery!
These words are often mispronounced as a result of metathesis. Give the phonetic mispronunciation of each:
And Study Roots #5!
Due Wednesday, March 30, 2016
LL XXII: iii - ILC #24: DOUBLETS
Due Monday, March 28, 2016
LL XXI: iv - ILC #23: BLENDS (BLENDED WORDS)
Turn this in with LL XX/CLIPS
Due Thursday, March 24, 2016
LL XX: iv, v - ILC #22: CLIPS (CLIPPED WORDS)
And, what do you need to do for your History of English Language presentation?
Due Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Research Paper - due Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - by Midnight. :)
Due Friday, March 18, 2016
Prep for Midterm!
Work on research paper - due Tuesday, March 22, 2016!
Due Wednesday, March 16, 2016
LL XIX: iv - ILC 21 - Folk Etymology
And, get preppin' for midterm - which is Friday!
And, work on your research paper - due Tuesday, March 22, 2016!
Due Monday, March 14, 2016
Please read LL XVIII - and take notes on the three ILCs in this chapter:
19. taboo deformation
20. circumlocution (aka 'periphrasis')
And, please study ROOTS Set 4!
And, make sure you are caught up on ILCs, and ROOTS and have your materials organized for the Midterm that is Friday.
Due Thursday, March 10, 2016
Please read LL XV - ILC #17: Abstract vs. Concrete and do iv - all.
Due Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Please read the Introduction, p. 1-13 and do iii and iv as directed.
Also, remember, your NNA AAN Letter is Due by 2:30!
Due Friday, March 4, 2016
LL XIV ILC #15/16: Elevation & Degeneration of Meaning
Do iv 1-9 and v 1-6
Due Wednesday, March 2, 2016
LL XIII (ILC #14 - Functional Shift)
Do iv: 1-10
v: 5 of your own examples - think about the impact of text/social media/pop culture...
Due Monday, 2/29/2016
Ask your parents about your names!
ROOTS Quiz #3!
Due Wednesday, 2/24/16
(so sorry for the delay on getting this here)
Make 2 columns on a piece of paper like this:
GENERALIZATION (SEMANTIC BROADENING) SPECIALIZATION (SEMANTIC NARROWING)
Then, place the words below into the proper column, based on the word's original meaning and current meaning. Make sure that you understand each word's story. ;D
Due Monday, 2/22/16
LL XI - ILC #11: Semantic Change
Read this carefully! Take notes!
Do iv - like this:
1. cancer = originally from Latin, meaning ‘crab or creeping ulcer,’ said to have been used to name some tumors because the swollen veins around them resembled the limbs of a crab.
Due Thursday, 2/18/16
LL X - Dissimilation (ILC #10)
Read Chapter - gather examples of ILC 10
Do i. - learn 3 suffixes
Do iv. - define ROOT word and explain connection to word's definition - like this:
ROOT = ANN - year
an 'annal' is a book recording events of a particular year
Due Tuesday, 2/16/16
1. Finish this sheet with your pronunciations and those of your sample speakers
2. Complete this sheet (definitions for the terms/concepts)
Due Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Complete Alphabet Coffee Table Book - be prepared to share with small group.
Study ROOTs 2.1-2.4 for quiz and be prepared for some visitors from Latin Suffix Land (LL VIII & IX)
Due Monday, February 8, 2016
LL IX - Etymological Definition (ILC #9)
Read this chapter carefully - it presents an important concept!
Learn suffixes on page 67 (just 4)
Do iii - #s 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 20 like this:
5. turbulent - means 'rough', 'unsteady' from the root TURB meaning 'disturb'
Due Thursday, February 2, 2016
LL VIII - NOT an ILC Lesson!
Please read the info on suffixes and learn those listed on page 61-62. There are only 5.
Do iii - ODDS only!
Example of how to do this:
prefix: col = with, together
ROOT: LOQU = to speak
suffix: -ial = pertaining to
definition: informal; conversational as in language
Do iv - ALL as directed.
Due Friday, January 29, 2016
LL VII - ILC #8: Hybrids (a little bit of this; a little bit of that...)
Learn native English prefixes listed (by-, off-, fore-, un-) by visiting here.
Do iii - ALL (figure out the ultimate language of origin for BOTH ROOTS in the word).
Due Wednesday, January 27, 2016
LL VI - Read it and Add ILC #7: BASE COMBINING
Look at Roman Numeral section.
Do ii: 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19
1. centipede - ROOT = CENT (100); PED (foot) def: 100 legged insect
Do iii - all
1. unicorn = UNI (one); CORN (horn) = one horned animal
Do iv - all
1. XVIII = 18
Due Monday, January 25, 2016
Study ROOTS Set 1 (40 of 'em!)
Prepare for Pronunciation Presentation!
Due Thursday, January 21, 2016
Please read LLV, pp. on ILCs 4. Back Formations; 5. Apherisis; 6. Aphesis
Do i: Learn 10 more prefixes (post- through ultra-)
Do iv - creating antonyms by changing prefixes. ex. 1. assent - dissent
Do v - back formations - ex. 1. spectate - spectator
Do vi - apherisis/aphesis - ex. 1. lone - alone
Due Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Please read LL IV, pp. 40-42
Do i - learn 1o Latin prefixes and
iv - creating negatives by changing prefixes
v - defining abbreviations ((LC #2)
vi - defining acronyms (ILC #3)
Due Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Please read LL III, pp. 35-37.
Do i - learn the 9 Latin prefixes, and
iv - practice with Assimilation of Prefixes. Part iv should be done on a sheet of paper to turn in.
Due Monday, January 11, 2016
Using a quality dictionary (hard copy or online source such as www.dictionary.com or for some of the problems below www.etymonline.com would be great) complete the activities described below. Do this on paper to turn in.
I. Find the pronunciation for each of these words and be prepared to share them orally. Words may exist that have variant pronunciations due to geographical preferences, etc. Indicate this!
II. Name the ultimate language of origin for each of these words and the story behind each:
4. guy (a person)
5. O.K. (okay)
Compete this form as explained in class and on the doc itself. Share with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due Thursday, January 7, 2016