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Word Information - an English dictionary about English vocabulary words and etymologies derived primarily from Latin and Greek word origins

Word Information - an English dictionary about English vocabulary words and etymologies derived primarily from Latin and Greek word origins
Robertson’s Words for a Modern Age: A Dictionary of English Vocabulary Words Derived Primarily from Latin and Greek Word Families, Presented Individually and in Family Units, Plus Vocabulary Quizzes. Type in ONE WORD ENTRY or related ENTRY WORDS. If a list appears, click on the word entry or the entry words which you want to see from the list and you will be linked to any available vocabulary information. To increase your word knowledge, type in an English word, or words that appear normally as a group; for example, pain, or visual pollution, or atmospheric electric field to find their definitions and Latin and/or Greek meanings OR type in English words that are derived directly from Latin and/or Greek sources; for example, android, or electron probe microanalysis to see any available definitions.

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Pathfinders This guide is designed for anyone who is looking for the origin of words and/or phrases, also called etymology (these terms will be used interchangeably in this pathfinder). Both print-based and Web-based sources are included. Internet Sources | Searching for Etymology | Print Resources Internet Sources Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet Benjamin Franklin took great interest in the promotion of spelling reform. While living in London in 1768 he wrote A Scheme for a new Alphabet and a Reformed Mode of Spelling in which he proposed a fairly accurate phonetic system for spelling English. The alphabet was published in 1779 in Franklin's Political, Miscel­laneous, and Philosophical Pieces.

Word Formation :Processes. As pointed out earlier, word-formation tries to explain the processes through which we can create new word forms. We’ve already seen some of these at work when we looked at morphemes and word classes, but now we’ll investigate them a little more closely, initially using exploratory methods again, rather than just looking at long lists of morphemes and listing their functions. ‘Strategies’ for Creating New Words

Short A Activities Grade Level: Kindergarten Words that Begin with the Letter A: Activity Sheet: Say the name of each picture out loud and listen for the short vowel Aa sound. Activity Sheet: Modern Manuscript: Trace (print) the words that begin with the short vowel Aa sound. Activity Sheet: Standard Font: Trace (print) the words that begin with the short vowel Aa sound. American Slang Dictionary A dictionary that explains commonly used American slang words can be a very useful resource for anyone interested in learning more about how language continues to evolve throughout the United States. YourDictionary includes definitions of the most common of these slang words and provides additional usage information in various slang articles. About Slang in Popular Culture Slang is defined as a casual type of language that is playful or trendy. It consists both of coined words and phrases and of new or extended meanings attached to established terms. Slang tends to develop from the attempt to find fresh and vigorous, colorful, pungent, or humorous expression.

English Dictionary The English dictionary is based on WordNet 1.7.1 (Copyright © 2001 by Princeton University. All rights reserved). It contains around 150 thousand terms with examples, synonyms, antonyms, and related words. To use the dictionary, you may search using the search box above or you may browse the word listings by letter of the alphabet below:

English Open global navigation Cambridge English combines the experience and expertise of two world-leading departments of the University of Cambridge - Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Together, we deliver real-life English language learning, teaching and assessment through world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational value for the benefit of society as a whole. I'm a teacher Show me titles, courses and resources that I can use to teach my students and resources for my own professional development. Echo-Word Data List Data Here are some lists compiled by Nicholas Denyer, with the aid of contributions from Sidney Allen, Cathy Atherton, Susan Aufgang, Lynne Broughton, Graham Chinner, James Clackson, Sarah Clackson, Chris Decker, Neil Hopkinson, Jane Hughes, Denis Marrian, Jeremy Maule, Robert Wardy. JINGLE-JANGLES: (h)abdabs (the screaming) Ab Fab (Absolutely Fabulous) AC/DC (bisexual) Acey Deucey (version of backgammon) airy-fairy Ally Pally (Alexandra Palace) ambler gambler Andy Pandy (character on children's TV) argie-bargie ("ergo", as used in disputations) arsey darsey arsey-versey (head over heels) arty-farty arty-tarty Ashta-kashta (board game of Indian origin) baby boomer back pack Bali belly barmy army (England cricket supporters) BCBG ("bon chic, bon genre" = Sloaney) bee's knees better-notter big wig blackjack blue blood boho (Bohemian) bon ton boob tube boogie-woogie boo hoo Bow Bells bow wow boy toy (gun, fast car, etc.) brain drain bum boat bum chum (catamite; cf.

Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth. “I’ve learned that we all have different associations with color words,” Sundberg told Bored Panda. “For example the color sapphire is a light blue to me (since that’s the color of the sapphire on my engagement ring), but a sapphire can also be a very dark blue.

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