A neologism means a "newly coined word or phrase"
One of the most famous neologists was William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare created over 1700 words that we use in normal speak today.
Here is a link to a list of phrases and words that Shakespeare coined.
Some of them include:
The video explains a little bit more on what a neologism is, but now lets look at how to make our own!
For an activity today, we will be combining prefixes, suffixes and root words to come up with our own neologisms.
Prefix + Root Word + Suffix = A Puzzle Piece Neologism
Here's an example!
Knowing that the prefix "com-" means together, "-mit-" means to send, and "-ion" means the act of doing something, then the word "commition" would mean coming together to send something.
Now that you have seen an example, try it on your own!
Write your word on a piece of paper, as well as the definition and then turn it into me.
Now that you have completed a puzzle piece neologism, think about actions, things, and feelings that are around you that may not have a name.
Try to make up a word to go along with one of those things and use it a least twice today when speaking to a family member or friend.
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