Terminology Chapter 1 A

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derive

trace to a point or origin, obtain, figure out by reasoning

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etymology

the derivation of a word, explanation of the history of a word, study of languages, especially study dealing with the evolution of a word

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diacriticalmark

a small mark such as ' that indicates pronounciation

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root

base part of a word, ecderived form latin

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affix

prefix or suffix added to a word or root

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hyphen

mark (-) used to divide parts of a word at the end of a line

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syllable

word or part or a word pronounced as a a single unit

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accent

force, or emphasis, put on a syllable when pronouncing a word, usually through a diacritical mark '

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schwa

vowel sounds found in an unaccented syllable of a word,shown as (an upside down e)

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synonym

word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another, expression accepted as another meaning for something

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SYN- or SYM

together or united

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antonym

word having the opposite or nearly the opposite meaning as another

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homophone

word having the same pronunciation as another word but different in orrigin and meaning

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linguist

person who is an expert about lanuages

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LINGUA

tongue