English root words have the following origin;
- GREEK ROOTS
- GERMAN ROOTS
- FRENCH ROOTS
- LATIN ROOTS
Root words are a combination of basic words accompanied by a prefix or suffix. They form the rock of new words and with the addition of prefixes and suffixes, you can decipher unfamiliar words, replenish your vocabulary and be a better English Speaker.
Q. What is a "root"?
Ans: Root is the part of the word which gives instructions to a word.
Q. How many parts is a word made up of?
Ans: A word is made up of three parts.
For example – Unbiased
Here 'Un' is a prefix, 'bias' is the root and 'ed' is the suffix.
Note: PREFIX is a word, letter or number placed before another.
SUFFIX is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
Root Word: LOQ/LOC
Now in this post, we have taken 'Loq/Loc' as a ROOT which has a meaning: TALK
Now with the help of these roots, you can come to decipher everal other English words. Such as:
1) Eloquent:- (el-uh-kwunt ) - One who talks fluently, speaking elegantly
Usage - My sister is an eloquent storyteller who can paint a picture with her words.
2) Loquacity:- (loh-kwas-i-tee) - the act of talking a lot
Usage - Since the two women hadn’t seen each other in twenty years, their husbands spent much of the time listening to their wives’ loquacity.
3) Circumlocution- (sur-kum-loh-kyoo-shun) - the use of too many words to say something, especially in order to avoid saying something clearly; using more words than necessary in a talk
Usage - Sneaky people who want others to be fooled by their words often use circumlocution to hide their true purposes.
4) Elocution- (el-uh-kyoo-shun) - the art of public speaking, with attention to delivery, the way in which an individual reads or speaks in front of others
Usage - During the play, the actor’s elocution was so magnificent the audience grew bored whenever he was not on stage.
5) Colloquium: - (kuh-loh-kwee-um) - A conversation or a talk
Usage -. The colloquium will raise questions concerning the role that news reporting plays in modern society.
6) Interlocution - ( in-ter-luh-kyoo-shun) - interchange of speech: conversation
Usage - The mutual interlocution after the speeches was a highlight for the media.
7) Ventriloquism - ( ven-tril-uh-kwiz-um) - Talking with an inner voice, not moving the lips
Usage - Amid the general ventriloquism she does often manage to speak for herself.
8) Grandiloquent - ( gran-dil-uh-kwunt) - pompous or extravagant in speech so as to impress
Usage - Her speech was full of grandiloquent language, but it contained no new ideas.
9) Colloquy ( kol-uh-kwee) - a conversation, especially a formal one, a serious chat
Usage - The investigator came up with a list of suspects while engaging in a colloquy with the missing student’s parents.
10) Elocute - (e-lo-cute) - Speak out in public; declaim
Usage - The poet elocuted so beautifully that the audience was in tears after the programme.
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