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ETYMA Two

An Introduction to Vocabulary Building from Latin and Greek

Cecelia Eaton Luschnig and Lance J. Luschnig

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ETYMA II is an undergraduate or advanced high school textbook for English vocabulary-building. It is divided into three parts, beginning with a brief history of foreign words in English, including information on families of languages, the Indo-European relations of English, and the development of the language. This is followed by two large sections on the Latin and Greek element in English. In every section, numerous exercises help students work closely with the material. Each of the practical word-building chapters ends with a summary “what you should know” as well as adequate reviews. Complete reviews of material are included between every few chapters. Games, projects, vocabulary notes on history in words, words in contexts, odd and interesting words are included in every lesson to keep students’ interest alive, especially in the more arid chapters on the nuts and bolts of vocabulary building. « less more »
Hamilton Books
Pages: 366Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-6893-4 • Paperback • April 2017 • $38.99 • (£24.95)
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Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Idaho. She is the author of An Introduction to Ancient Greek, several books on Euripides, and translations of Greek drama.

Lance J. Luschnig is an artist. His photographs have been exhibited in Paris, Athens, Amsterdam, Brussels, the Berlin Book Festival, the Frankfurt Book Festival as well as at galleries in various cities in the U.S. He studied linguistics at Northwestern University.

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Foreword
SECTION ONE: HISTORY IN WORDS
Chapter One: Families of Languages
Chapter Two: The Indo-European Family of Languages
Chapter Three: Some Definitions
Chapter Four: The Beginnings of English
Chapter Five: The Anglo-Saxons in England
Chapter Six: The Normans in England
Afterword: Modern English

SECTION TWO: LATIN WORDS IN ENGLISH
Chapter One: Vade Mecum
A. Latin Nouns and Adjectives
Chapter Two: Direct Entries & Simple Changes
Chapter Three: Adjective-Forming Suffixes
Chapter Four: Noun-Forming Suffixes
Interlude 1: Review of Latin Nouns and Adjectives
B. Latin Verbs
Chapter Five: Latin Verbs Become English
Chapter Six: Prefixes
Interlude 2: Review of Latin Verbs and Prefixes
Chapter Seven: The Present Base of Latin Verbs, Suffixes
Chapter Eight: The Participial Base of Latin Verbs, Suffixes
Interlude 3: Review of Latin Verbs, Prefixes, and Suffixes

SECTION THREE: GREEK WORDS IN ENGLISH
Chapter Nine: Greek Words—Simple Changes
Chapter Ten: Compounds from Two Noun Bases
Chapter Eleven: Greek Adjectives Used in English
Chapter Twelve: Greek Suffixes
Chapter Thirteen: Greek Prefixes
Chapter Fourteen: Greek Verbs
Postlude: Review of Greek (Nine to Fourteen)

Appendix I: Latin Noun Declensions
Appendix II: Summary of Latin Plurals
Glossary I: Latin Base Words
Glossary II: English to Latin
Glossary III: Greek Words, Bases, Combining Forms
Glossary IV: English to Greek
Index
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