Project:# 4 Vocabulary & Analogies & Spelling
Read my Blog entry on this process.
We will be studying many vocabularies: reading, listening, speaking, writing. The formal
vocabulary lessons will be based on VETY. To accomplish this task, you will need 100 3X5 lined
index cards and a GOOD Dictionary: Webster's New World or Merriam-Webster. The latter is online
and in print, whereas the former is only available in print.
Going Back to the Classics To See How Words Work Iconoclast Uses Ancient Roots by Lawrie Mifflin NYTimes March 18, 1992.
VETY is the study of the etymology of a word,
hence, Vocab ETYmology.
use this online Dictionary:
or this Etymology Dictionary that will help do VETY.
Here is a LIST of more dictionaries.
A Dead Language That's Very Much Alive by Winnie Wu, NYTimes Oct 13, 2008.
Look up the word
etymology. As you look at the entry follow the text between the [
]'s. Towards the end of the string you will see <Gr: see fol & -LOGY]
which means "derived from" the Greek: see following for etymo and
Below etymo means "literal sense of words" "true meaning" and
logy means "science, doctrine, theory of." So etymology is
the "science, doctrine, theory of the literal sense of word or true
meaning of the word." VETY is valuable because it will teach you about
the roots of words. By knowing the roots you gain an understanding of
vocabulary and the family relationships.
Greek and Latin roots quiz
Quizlet VETY One: Familiarize Check Show Term First -
Mr. Belliveau's VETY Version. His earlier version of VETY.
Great Vocabulary Books: Vocabulary Energizers I & II, Stories of Word Origins by David Popkin are EXCELLENT!
What dictionary should you use?
Banished List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.
World Wide Words Fantastic language page.
SAT ETS the SAT people
SAT Skill Lessons
SAT Test Fundamentals
SAT Prep Plan
Making a Slang Dictionary Add, correct,
or suggest a word.Ask A Linguist The Ask A Linguist Web site is
a service provided by The Linguist List, an Internet network for professional linguists. The site
allows students, educators, or other interested parties to submit a question dealing with language
or linguistics to a panel of linguists that includes faculty members from Oxford University, the
University of Arizona, and the University of Michigan. While users can submit any type of question
dealing with language they choose, a section of the site provides answers to frequently asked
questions, with a particularly thorough section devoted to Arabic. Previous questions are archived
on the site, with message threads dating back to May 1997. Recent message threads on the Ask A
Linguist Web site include "Origin of the Norwegian Language," "Is language innate?" and
"Linguistics and literature." Equally helpful is the ability to search the entire message archive
in a variety of fashions, including complex queries.
A Word a Day
What do these five have in common?
capitonym & contronym
Center for Research in Language
Vocabulary on the Net
Crossword Puzzles for ESL
KidCrosswords & More...
Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker
Fake Out!~a vocabulary guessing game
Focus on Words
Fooling with Words
FunSchool: Language Games for Kids
Fun with Homonyms
Fun with Words
Funster Word Know-It-All great word game to play on-line with other players in real time
(Just for) FUN
Ideas in root words
Indo-European Language Tree Part I
Indo-European Language Tree Part II
Jumpstart English Games
Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
Play hangman, the match game, or take a quiz.
LoanWord is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation.
Making Language Arts Fun: An Online Guide
Michael B. Quinion
New Words in English~etymology of new words
Online Etymology Dictionary
OED Word of Day
Paul Turtola's Cyber-Vocab
The Phrontistery a thinking-place. Great resources.
Rooting Out Words Funbrain.
Take Our Word For It
Web Games Students can increase their SAT/GRE vocabulary skills. Each
quiz is a random selection of 20 words from the 720 most commonly tested
words. Play an unlimited number of times. In addition, study computer or
http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html Word Creator.
Word and Phrase Origins
Word Play Clearinghouse for word related games and programs.
Words Borrowed From Other Languages
Word Quests for Word Seekers
http://www.colorstudy.com/scramble/ Word Scramble Creator
WordSpy Neologisms plus!!!
World Wide Words
Ye Olde English Sayings