Friday, March 27, 2020

SWI Notes for March

Friday, March 20

  • read Tiger page from Why is a Tiger a Tiger? A Beastiary of Etymology by Dave Buchen

  • review the 4 Steps of SWI (Meaning, Structure, Relatives, Pronounciation)
  • review word sums and matrices
  • analyze < radiant > and look at its connection to other words

      < radiate >
      < radiation >
      < radius >
  • analyze < pandemic > which means all + people

      pan - Greek - "all"

      demos - Greek - "people"

  • discuss how < pandemic > IS related to < democracy > (morphologically, which means it shares a base) but IS NOT automatically connected to other words which contain pan including

      [frying] pan

      pandenus fruit

      panda bear

  • choose words for next week's session

      < pan >
      < fork >
      < spoon >
      < knife >

Friday, March 27

  • review the prefix pan- and analyze < pandemonium > (a term coined by John Milton for "Paradise Lost") which means all + demons
  • analyze < pan > (as in frying pan)
  • look at the entry for < pan > in etymonline to see how entries are structured, beginning with the present and going deeper into the past (Middle English, Old English, Proto-Germanic, Latin, Greek, PIE)
  • follow the live link in etymonline for the Proto-Indo-European root *pete- "to spread" and look at other words related to < pan > (etymologically, which means that they share an ancient root... these are distant relatives of pan and not close cousins)
  • analyze < fork >, < spoon >, and < knife > and discover that these are also Old English words (panne, forca, spon, cnif)!
  • choose words for next week's session

      < epidemiologist >
      < dandelion >

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