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The Create a new word from Latin Roots Game!

Postby PantyGnawer on Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:30 am

In college I took a great class on Latin roots. Learning Latin in full is absolutely pointless, but just learning the root words that form ours and other languages can be very helpful. One of the coolest facts I learned from this class was that if you create a new word from Latin root words and get it published, then it can actually become a real word!

In this game you will join Latin roots to form a brand new word. Here are a couple of pages of Latin roots and one of an English to Latin translator to give you something to work with.

https://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/roots ... s_afx2.htm

http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/roots.dict.html

http://sunsite.ubc.ca/LatinDictionary/HyperText/

http://www.translation-guide.com/free_o ... h&to=Latin

Give the word and then the translation.

I won't be that good at this, but I'm sure that some of you will be brilliant at it!

Transpolynanoanthrocivinecanonoranism: The act of illegally smuggling many midgits across state or national borders.
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Re: The Create a new word from Latin Roots Game!

Postby ken worley on Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:39 pm

I died my Latin roots, so can no longer use them.

I have been learning ES PAN YOOL though...

Like, phonetically, EM-ays kahn OH-troe EM-ays
(the hard candy-coated chocolate snack that melts in your mouth, not your hand.), or,

Oh-Duh-LAY, VAH-toe. DAWN-day ESS-ta glow-BALL-es kris-TAL-eh, way?

(Greetings, young gentleman. Could you kindly direct me to your neighborhood's nearest distributor of street-level-quantities of methamphetamine, wey.)

AIY- yai yai...PELL-uh KOE-bray....Su es tres BEE-ehn...MOE-toe BELL-ah. LOVE me.

(Excuse me, miss. I find your copper-colored tresses quite fetching....Lovely... Would you deign to attack my loin area with fervor and timeliness?)


latin.....Get off of my seester?...I will cut you, esse?

nah, that's not it.
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