word roots

Ghoti – a common English word

Tweet Obviously, the way to pronounce “gh” sounds like “f” — examples; rough, enough, tough. Obviously, the way to pronounce “o” sounds like “i” — example: women. Obviously, the way to pronounce “ti” sounds like “sh” — examples: ┬ánation, emotion Put them all together and you have — FISH. Tracing the reasons why “ghoti” does […]

“Why do they use such big words?”

Tweet When faced with the word unapologetically, one student asked, “Why do they have to use such big words? ┬áI suggested that it was not such a big word, and we took it apart. un = not the root = “apology” etical = a suffix which changes a noun to an adjective, a variation would […]