Etymological Roots

indoeuro.jpgI’ve been look­ing for lists of pre­fix­es, suf­fix­es and word roots, and while I’m not find­ing exact­ly what I want, I am find­ing some­what inter­est­ing tan­gen­tiums.

Take Our Word For It An ezine for logophiles.

This is a groovy lit­tle chart of the devel­op­ment of lan­guages from Indo-Euro­pean.

A work­sheet to help build vocab­u­lary.

List of roots and stems.

A children’s learn­ing game that is prob­a­bly the most help­ful thing I have found.

A down­load­able pro­gram that give his­tor­i­cal infor­ma­tion about words and stems and such.

Strange­ly, the chil­dren focused sites are giv­ing me more of what I am look­ing for than any of the oth­ers. I wish I still had the list from my botany class in high school. That thing was awe­some.

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  • My father had a book with a lan­guage chart like that in it. He point­ed out to me that all Euro­pean lan­guages descend from Indo-Euro­pean except Hun­gar­i­an, Finnish, and Est (I think).

  • Yeah… I bor­rowed a plant’s name roots book from my bio teacher in high­school that was sweet too… you think there’d be some­thing more gen­er­al though?

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