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Love of Wisdom

Yesterday we continued with looking at base words, prefixes and suffixes.  We try to infer their meaning based on a list of words that share the same base and then we look it up to test our theory.  Then, we look for the etymology of the word, from which language did it originate?  Often it’s Greek or Latin but we will see more languages emerging as we progress.

Here is the list of words we started with:

Here is some of the work the class did:

We discovered that we could put some of our root words together.

phil means love of and soph means wisdom so

phil + soph + y is philosophy and means love of wisdom.

We’re making a chart of the base words we know.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Word Work

 

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