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Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes

This presentation is about Latin and Greek affixes, their meanings, and how English has been influenced by the Greek and Latin language.
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Greek & Latin Roots and Affixes
This Prezi is about Latin
and Greek affixes, their meanings, and how English has been influenced by the Greek and Latin language.

Affixes are "additional elements placed at the beginning or end of a root, stem, or word, or in the body of a word, to modify its meaning."

Examples of some affixes are bi-, en-, and less-.




Roots are "a word or word element
from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes."

Some examples of them are
-Com (Community, Compromise)
-Audio (Audible, Auditorium)
-Con (Connect, Contort)

Greek and Latin roots are words from which other words grow through the addition of prefixes and suffixes, that come from the Latin and Greek Language.

Greek and Latin affixes are affixes (additional words or word elements put at the beginning or end of a word or root to change it's meaning) that come from the Latin and Greek Language.
English has been deeply influenced by the Greek and Latin languages. Some examples of this are that there are more than 150,000 English words that have originated from Greek and Latin. Also, there have been 2 English speeches that have made up of only words with Greek and Latin origins.
Affix #1: Pre-

When adding Pre- to a word, it means 'before'.

Examples:
Pretest- Before-test,
Premature- Before-mature,
Prepare- Before-'pare'


Affix #2: Re-

When adding Re- to a word,
it means 'again' or 'back'.

Examples:
Rewrite- Again-write
Retrieve- Again-trieve
Reclaim- Again-claim
In this presentation, we have learned about Greek affixes, Greek roots, and how Greek and Latin have influenced English.
Affix #3: Sub-

When adding Sub- to a word,
it means below or at
lower position.

Examples:
Submarine- Below-marine
Subway- Below-way
Subordinate- Below-ordinate
Affix #4: Mis-

When adding Mis- to a word,
Mis- means wrongly or badly.

Examples:
Mistake- Wrongly-take
Misunderstood- Badly-understood
Misrepresent- Wrongly-represent
Affix #5: Un-

When adding Un- to a word,
it means not or opposite of.

Examples:
Untrustworthy- Not-trustworthy
Undo- Opposite of-do
Untie- Opposite of-tie
Affix #6: Dis-

When adding Dis- to a word,
it means not or opposite of.

Examples:
Disgrace- opposite of-grace
Disrespectful - opposite of respectful
Distaste- not of-taste
Affix #7: In-

When adding In- to a word,
it means not or without..

Examples:
Intimidating- not-timidating
Integrity - without-tegrity
Indecisive- not-decisive
Affix #8: Im-

When adding Im- to a word,
it means not or without..

Examples:
Imperfection- without-perfection
Improvise - without-provise
Impaired- not-paired
Affix #9: Non-

When adding Non- to a word,
it means no or not.

Examples:
Nontoxic- not-toxic
Nonprofit - no-profit
Nonstop- no-stop
Affix #10: -less

When adding -less to a word,
it means without, or free from.

Examples:
fearless- free from fear
painless - free from pain
sightless- without sight
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Affix #11: -ful

When adding -ful to a word,
it means having qualities of or full of.

Examples:
beautiful- having qualities of beauty
sorrowful - full of sorrow
wonderful- full of wonder
Affix #12: -able

When adding -able to a word,
it means having qualities of or able to.

Examples:
suitable- able to suit
bendable - able to bend
dependable- able to depend
Affix #13: -ible

When adding -ible to a word,
it means having qualities of or able to.

Examples:
flexible- having the qualities of being flexi (stretchy)
audible - having the qualities of audio
reversible- able to reverse
Root #1: Micro

This root means
extremely small.

Examples:
microscope
microwave
microchip
Root #2: ject

This root means
to throw.

Examples:
projection
rejection
interject
Root #3: Aqua

This root is a
synonomn for water.

Examples:
aquaduct
aquamarine
aquarium
Root #4: Struct

This root means
to build.

Examples:
destruction
restructure
instructor

Root #5: mit

This root means
to send.

Examples:
transmit
admit
submit

Root #6: multi

This root means
many.

multicolored
multiple
multiplication
Root #7: fract

This root means
to break.

Examples:
fracture
fraction
refract
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