Due Wedesday, April 1, 2015 (no joke)
Greek Introduction (read pages 158-159 carefully) and do i, ii, iii all.
1. bishop - GK - episkopos = overseer; Episcopal.
1. alms - GK eleos - L - VL - OE
1. almond - GK amygdale, an almond tree
Due Monday, March 30, 2015
Work on items for Hist of English Language Research PresentationThese are happening on Friday!
Do iii, iv at the end of intro - this is about tracing the path of words into English so probably using etymonline.com would be useful for this.
Due Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Please read the Introduction (pages 1-6) and do i and ii.
Here is ROOTS 4 quiz if you need to make it up. Please email me when you do so. :) CM
Due Friday, March 20, 2015
Read LL XXIV - ILC 25 - It's a bridd! It's a palne! It's METATHESIS! And also read this handout.
Make sure you understand this concept...both as a spelling change and a pronunciation change...and both. :)
Due Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Read LL XXII - ILC 24 - Doublets! Do WS 1-3 and 1-13 (handed out in class, but here also if you need it...)
Due Monday, March 16, 2015
Read LL XXI - ILC 23 - Blends! Do iv and then invent 5 of your own. Think about Taco Bell's marketing strategy...a la Quesarito!
LL XXI, iv
1. Amerind = American Indian
2. dumfound = dumb and confound
Due Thursday, March 12, 2015
NNA Letters - email to me at email@example.com. No late letters accepted!
LL XX: Clips (ILC #22) - Please read the Chapter and do iv, v as directed. Here are some answers to get you started:
LLXX: iv, v
1. bus from omnibus
2. cab from taxicab (ha - also taxi from taxicab)
3. cad from cadet (or caddie?)
Due Tuesday, March 10, 2015
LL XIX: Folk Etymology (ILC #21) Do iv by looking up words to figure out their mistaken etymologies.
Research Names (first and last for sure and middle if desired).
Due Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Surname W.S. - handed out in class.
Due Monday, March 2, 2015
Read LL XVIII - ILCs
18, 19, 20 and complete Euphmism/Circumlocution Worksheet.
Get organized for the Midterm. What you can use:
ILC Chart (1-17)
Articulatory Anatomy Diagram/Notes from Presentations
American Dialect Notes
Bundle Sheets (Bundles 1-14)
You can't use old ROOTS quizzes (1-3) or ROOTS notes...
Due Monday, February 22, 2015
Please read LL XV and do iv (see examples below). This is ILC #17: Abstract vs. Concrete
Here's how I think of this: Concrete is the tangible thing itself; Abstract is more intangible feeling of it...
1. Authority: Abstract - He has no authority to make that decision.
Concrete - The authorities arrested him for breaking and entering.
2. Scholarship: Abstract - Her scholarship was excellent in all areas.
Concrete - She won several academic scholarships.
Due Thursday, February 19, 2015
Complete double-sided Elevation (ILC #15) and Degeneration (ILC #16) worksheet. Having trouble? Use an online anagram generator to plug in the scrambled letters to see what words can be made - and maybe do your name as well to see what's hidden in there!
Here is one: http://wordsmith.org/anagram/
Due Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Add pronunciations of ten of the words from four people to this sheet.
Due Thursday, February 12, 2014
Read LL XIII - ILC #14: Functional Shift
DO iv - 1-10; v - 5 of your
Here is some help:
1. stone - originally a noun; acting as a verb here.
2. front - originally a noun; acting as an adjective here.
think of all the new words around how we communicate - email, text, etc.
1. "Hey - why did you decline my friend request?"
friend - originally a noun ; acting as an adjective here.
2. "OMG - Frodo tried to friend me on Facebook!"
friend - originally a noun; acting as a verb here - (well, really an infinitive, but that's too much to explain right now...).
Due Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Read LL XII and add ILC 12 SPECIALIZATION and ILC 13 GENERALIZATION to your chart
Find the original meaning of these words and their modern meaning. They have all undergone SPECIALIZATION!
Find the original meaning of these words and their modern meaning. They have all undergone GENERALIZATION!
Due Friday, February 6, 2015
Work on Alphabet Research Presentation! Turn in a one-page info sheet; share slide with me and be ready to sell your letter/symbol to the class!
Due Wednesday, February 4, 2015
LL XI - ILC #11 Semantic Change (aka Similitude).
Do iv on Page 82 like this:
1. cancer - has to do with the word 'crab' due to its appearance - a crab-like tumor
2. eradicate - RADIC means root and this literally means 'to pull up by the roots'
3. flourish - the root relates to flowers and blooms so this a flowering in a more metaphorical sense
Due Monday, February 2, 2015
Nothing new - what do you need to do to get caught up? And, you can continue your research on your letter/punctuation mark. Presentations Friday!
Due Thursday, January 29, 2015
LL IX: iii - odds. Break apart the italicized words into prefixes, suffixes and ROOTS and define each part and then define the word in context.
Also: READ the chapter carefully! :)
1. genocide - GEN (Gk) + CID (L)
Due Tuesday, January 27, 2015
LL VII - Read it and understand the concept of HYBRIDS (ILC 8).
ADD THIS TO LL VI HW:
Find at least 5 English words that are hybrids and break them into ROOTS and indicate the language of origin for each like this:
I used Online Etymology Dictionary and provided links to the above samples. This is a great site, but fairly academic! Check it out!
Due Friday, January 23, 2015
LL VI: Read it (ILC 7 - BASE COMBINING and also ROMAN NUMERAL info) and do
ii - 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19
iii - all
iv - all
ii: 1. centipede - CENT = 100; PED = foot so it's a 100-footed thing.
2. viaduct - VI(A) = way, road; DUCT = to lead so this is a road that leads somewhere
iii 1. unicorn is a one (UNI) horned (CORN) thing
2. primer is a first (PRIM) coat or first book, etc.
iv 1. XVIII = 18!
2. xlix = 49!
Due Wednesday, January 22, 2015
LL V: PRACTICE ON ILCs 4, 5 & 6: APHERESIS, APHESIS & BACK FORMATIONS
LL V: iv, v, vi
LL IV: iv, v, vi (ILCs #2 Abbreviations and #3 Acronyms)
LL IV: iv (working
LL III:iv (ILC #1: Assimilation of Prefixes)
1. ad + lusion = allusion 2. sub + fuse = suffuse
Due Monday, January 12, 2015
LL I, xi: But
with some changes:
LL I: iii, vi. And, read the chapter as well - contains good info on how to use a dictionary!
You can go to http://dictionary.reference.com/ and for part vi, you may want to check out www.etymonline.com. And you can also just use a good (college type) dictionary, if you like that kind of thing.
Here are some sample