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Linguistic Terms

Linguistic Terms - Term Definition Root Word biggest chunk...

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Term: Root Word Definition: biggest chunk of the word Term: Compound Word Definition: 2 words put together, "basketball" Term: Contraction Definition: Putting 2 words together "that + is = that's" Term: Long Vowels Definition: Vowels that say their name Term: Short Vowels Definition: Vowels that don't say their name
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Term: Syllable Definition: 1 sound segment Term: Semantics Definition: meaning of the word Term: Etymology Definition: Study of evolution of words Term: Homonym Definition: 2 words that sound alike and spelled the same Term: Homophone Definition: 2 words spelled different but sound the same "sea and see"
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Term: Euphemism Definition: beating around the bush "passed away is the same as dead" Term: Conjugation Definition: taking a verb through its tenses Term: Antonym Definition: opposites "hot and cold" Term: Synonym Definition: Similar or the same meaning "pretty and beautiful" Term: Syntax Definition: construction of the sentence
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Term: Diction
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