Ling HW 5 - Narayan 1 Greg Narayan Linguistics 109 Wayne...

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Narayan 1 Greg Narayan Linguistics 109 Wayne Harbert Homework Assignment #5 April 2007 Part A. Phobia Word Meaning Related Word Cynophobia Fear of dogs Neophobia Fear of new things “neo” meaning new (i.e. Neonazi) Gamophobia Fear of marriage Gametes Gynephobia Fear of women Gynecologist Pantophobia Fear of everything Pantomime Dysmorphophobia Fear of being deformed Morph Ballistophobia Fear of missiles/projectiles Ballistics Topophobia Fear of certain place or location Topography Myxophobia Fear of slime or mucus Related word? Limnophobia Fear of lakes Related word? Ailurophobia Fear of cats Related word? Peniaphobia Fear of poverty Related word? Ergophobia Fear of work Ergonomics Cryophobia Fear of freezing Cryogenic Stygiophobia Fear of hell Related word? Pogonophobia Fear of beards Related word? Nosophobia Fear of disease Gymnosophist Oneirophobia Fear of dreams Oneirocritic Gymnophobia Fear of nudity Gymnosophist Hematophobia Fear of blood Hemoglobin Note: For words in italics , I was unable to find a related word and had to simply look the original word up. Part B. Borrowing from Latin Latin Inflection Form Limbo Limbus Rebus Rēs Subpoena Poena Quorum Quī Quota Quotus Requiem Requiēs
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Narayan 2 Inhabitant Inhabitare Credo Crēdō Placebo Placēre Veto Vetāre Memento Meminisse Relate Referre Caveat Cavēre Exit Exīre Habitat Habitāre Recipe Recipere Habeas corpus Habēre Part C. Words Recommended Plural Form Stratum Strata Memorandum Memorandums Antenna Antennas, antennae Quantum Quanta Syllabus Syllabuses, Syllabi Cactus Cacti, cactuses Rhinoceros Rhinoceroses Sphinx Sphinxes Larynx Larynges Alumnus Alumni I agree with the dictionary on all recommended plural forms for these words with the exception of those for memorandum and rhinoceros. It seems to me that it would make more sense for these words to instead be memoranda and rhinoceri . Part D. Latin Loanword Borrowed from? (guess) Borrowed from? When? (correct answer) Aorta OE From Mid Latin (1578) Creed OE From Old English Cowl OE From Old English Pillow Middle English From Old English Toll Middle English From Old English Desk Latin From Mid Latin (1363) Digit OE From Latin (1398) Nun OE From Old English (1275) Referendum OE From Germanic (1847) Apocalypse Latin From Latin (1384) Forceps Latin From Latin (1563)
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Narayan 3 Allegory French? From Old French (1382) Propaganda Middle English From Modern English (1718) Part E. Word Hybrid? Exoskeleton Yes (Greek + Latin) Sympathy No Television No (both parts French) Ectoparasite Yes (Greek + French) Monaural Yes (Greek + Latin) Diglossa No (both parts Latin) Bicycle No Hypertonic No (both parts Greek) Semimonthly Yes Euphoria No Architect Yes Biodiversity Yes (Greek + French) Speedometer Yes Dipole No (both parts Latin) Part F. Borrowings (
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This essay was uploaded on 09/20/2007 for the course LING 1109 taught by Professor Harbert, w during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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