These are additions or alterations to base words in order to form
new, similar or representative meaning:
affixing (prefixes & suffixes)
We “affix” words by adding prefixes and suffixes to base words. Affixing
words changes their meaning and part of speech.
friendship (compound noun)
We change the meaning of a word by adding a set of letters before the
We also change the meaning of a words by adding a set of letters after the
These are words that come from the same base word.
We form compound words by adding two base words together to form
a new vocabulary unit.
An abbreviation is a
shortened form of a word.
A clipping is a shortened form
of a word commonly used in
Semantic Meaning2.4 KEY TERMS & CONCEPTS2.D
The key terms and concepts you should know for this lesson
Compound words (6)
Word families (5)
Refer to the slide (in parenthesis) indicated after
each term to review its meaning.
BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO THE NEXT LESSON:
• Review the terms and concepts as needed
• Complete the quiz and check your answers.