- The meanings of suffixes are both easier and harder to learn than those of prefixes and bases:
easier beucase the commonestones do not have very distinct fixed meanings, but harder
because you have to try various phraseologies to see which one fits the situation of a
particular word in a particular context
- What is the diminutive? How is it used in English? Give examples
- Why are there so many suffixes to say the same thing - "little"?
○ Compare Greek vs. English
○ English is more restricted in number of words to convey something (contextis different)
○ Be careful with -ium "little" & -ium "part" "lining or enveloping tissue" "region"
- Suffixes that are used to derive verbs from other words - most notably nouns
- In other words, these suffixes tell us that the word is a verb
- As there are only 2, these should be easy to memorizeand recognize
○ Definition = "to make," "to treat," "to do something with"
- Why are there two suffixes to say the same thing ("to make""to treat" "to do something
- There are 240 BASES you should bow be familiar with