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Morphology: Acronyms Morphology: Acronyms Presentation Transcript

  • Mummy, where do new words come from?
  • Acronyms
  • Word made from all or most of the letters in a name or phrase
  • Radar
  • radio detecting and ranging apparatus
  • Scuba
  • Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  • What are some more acronyms?
  • NASA
  • Radar
  • Scuba
  • How are these ones different?
  • Why are abbreviations such as “HMSO” or “GPS” not acronyms?
  • Because they are not said as words
  • Is this an acronym or an initialism?
  • BRB
    NASA
    CSIRO
    RAM
    DSL
    DVD
    TV
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