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Where did our language come from? Latin was the language spoken by the ancient Romans Romans conquered most of Europe, and Latin language spread throughout the region. Over time, the Latin spoken in different areas developed into separate languages, including Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. This is how words live and die! In 1066 England was conquered by William, duke of Normandy It was during this period that many French words were borrowed into English. Linguists estimate that some 60% of our common everyday vocabulary today comes from French. Many Latin words came into English indirectly through French. During the 17th and 18th centuries, dictionary writers and grammarians felt that English was an imperfect language but that Latin was perfect. In order to improve the language, they deliberately made up a lot of English words from Latin words. Many English words and word parts can be traced back to Latin and Greek.
Book of Word Parts! Book of Word Parts By YOUR NAME Class Period—Date Picture Why Study Word Parts? ____________________________ ____________________________ _________________________ Word Parts Are…. ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ________________________ BACK COVERFRONT COVER
Inside Front Cover 1. Prefix: comes at the beginning of a word 2. Root: the form of the word after the prefix and suffix are removed 3. Suffix: comes at the end of a word
Why Study Word Parts? Learning word parts will help you define vocabulary words faster than learning the definition to each word!
Word Parts Are… …the parts that make up the beginning, middle, and end of a word.