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Lisa Trentin

Lecture 4 May-15-13 10:00 AM Greek Suffixes - 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 DiminutiveSuffixes - 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" Verb-Forming Suffixes - 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 with")? Greek BASES - There are 240 BASES you should bow be familiar with - Th
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