Word Processes

  • Created by: G-Hobbs
  • Created on: 13-03-18 12:39
Neologism
complete new words
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Borrowing/loan word
word taken from another langauge e.g. "voodoo" from Africa
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Compounding
joining 2 separate words together e.g "whiteboard"
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Clipping
shortening the word to create a new meaning e.g. "phone"
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Blending
2 words merged together e.g. "Oxbridge", "brunch"
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Acronymisation
acronym said/pronounced as a word e.g. "scuba"
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Initialisation
initials of a word pronounced separately e.g. "RSPCA", "MFL"
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Affixation
new prefixes or suffixes added to existing words
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Conversion
noun to verb AKA change in word class. Also known as 'functional shift' e.g. "text" to "to text"
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Back Formation
verb from noun, opposite of functional shift by removing the suffix
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Eponym
something that is named after someone e.g. "sandwich"
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Propriety names
name given to product by one organisation which becomes the common name e.g. "hoover"
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Card 2

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word taken from another langauge e.g. "voodoo" from Africa

Back

Borrowing/loan word

Card 3

Front

joining 2 separate words together e.g "whiteboard"

Back

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Card 4

Front

shortening the word to create a new meaning e.g. "phone"

Back

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Card 5

Front

2 words merged together e.g. "Oxbridge", "brunch"

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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