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Most of what we speak and read is Latin and Greek. We just don’t know it. As much as 80% of English Vocabulary is derived from Latin and Greek. If we could recognize the Latin and Greek in English, we would understand our own language better. Understanding English vocabulary from the perspective of Latin and Greek roots gives us the advantage of:
1. An increase in working vocabulary.
2. Greater refinement in the choice of words.
3. Greater accuracy in the use of words.
4. Greater appreciation of the way words are constructed.
5. Greater accuracy in spelling.
6. Ability to decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words.
7. Preparation for the formal study of Latin and Greek grammar.
Vocabulary Bridges teaches 50 Latin Prefixes and 60 Latin Roots; 50 Greek Prefixes and 80 Greek Roots. All of the major Prepositions of Latin and Greek are covered. 2,000 English Vocabulary words are examined.
Vocabulary Bridges requires your child to research the origins of English words in a dictionary and record his findings in the workbook. This encourages the habit of consulting the dictionary for accurate meanings and derivations.
Though there are a number of books for studying Latin and Greek roots, this workbook is more comprehensive and offers the material in a concise and inexpensive format.
Through the study of Latin and Greek Roots as they are found in English vocabulary, one can familiarize himself with these classical languages without actually taking a formal language course. The Latin and Greek Vocabulary taught will also be useful in formal Latin and Greek courses.
Students ages ten through adult can use this consumable workbook.
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: Review of Vocabulary Bridges at eho.org
Why do we need a bridge from English to Latin and Greek? Because as much as 80% of English vocabulary is derived from Latin and Greek, and by recognizing these aspects of our language, we understand English vocabulary better. Understanding Greek and Latin Roots..."gives us the advantage of: 1) an increase in working Vocabulary. 2) greater refinement in the choice of words. 3) greater accuracy in the use of words. 4) greater appreciation of the way words are constructed. 5) greater accuracy in spelling. 6) ability to decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words. 7) preparation for the formal study of Latin and Greek grammar.
The workbook contains 100 pages and is designed for students ages ten through adult. Its basic format requires the student to research the origins of the words in a dictionary and record his or her findings in the workbook. This program is comprehensive and will help the student familiarize him or herself with these classical languages. Reviewed by Rachel Haney
: Review by Kathy Davis at homeschoolbuzz.com
Vocabulary studies can be a valuable part of your homeschool. Since we’ve started learning Greek, the whole idea of words and their origins have gained priority in our lesson plans. Expanding your vocabulary is fun, rewarding, and challenging. There are many curricula and games to help you do that, and Vocabulary Bridges is one clear and concise place to start.
This workbook begins with Latin to English, includes a section for review, and then transitions to Greek to English. The lessons are fairly simple: look at the prefix, and then the word root, and then write out the dictionary definition in the space is provided. The words are grouped according to same prefix, and then root definition is provided. Students can pretty much figure out what the dictionary definition will be with those 2 pieces of information. The exercises then get more challenging as the student advances through the workbook. Some of the words on the lists are familiar (ie: advice, apply, subject), while others are less familiar (ablution, obsequious, misogyny). Certainly a foreknowledge of the ancient languages would be helpful, but the book is designed for those with no formal Greek or Latin instruction.
There are hundreds of words to define, so if your child looks up 5-10 words per week, Vocabulary Bridges will last a very long time!