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Weekly Vocab #1.1.2 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, September 1, 2006, 3:02
Last posted: April 5th, 2002

> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...> > > This week's exercises brought to you by the indirect relative and the > letters F (for forest) and M (for mushroom). > > Vocab: > > 1. forest > 2. mushroom (edible) > 3. to look for something > 4. To find something after searching for it > 5. base, bottom > 6. moss > 7. basket, bag > 8. pine needles, leaves of a conifer > 9. each > 10. always > > Sentences (1 per word, for now): > > 1. The forest is in that direction. (or "over there", said while > pointing to it) > 2. I like mushrooms very much! > 3. I often go searching for mushrooms in the forest. > 4. She kept the mushroom that I tripped over. > 5. At the base of which tree did you find that mushroom? > 6. There is no moss on the base of that tree. > 7. Put the mushroom in the basket. > 8. These baskets, the handles of which are made of pine needles, are useful. > 9. That is the woman to whom I give each of the mushrooms. > 10. I always go looking for mushrooms is the forest through which we > walked today. > > I understand that some of these sentences are complex, and could imply a > bunch of new vocabulary on their own. Don't feel like you have to do each > one - I feel that one sentence on it's own might be enough! And don't be > afraid to twist the vocab or sentences around to fit your needs. The point > is to give you a reliable exercise to help with vocab and grammar creation, > not make you cry or pull your hair out. > > But do try to get in something with an indirect relative in it! > Suggesting new sentences for those might not be bad, since my efforts to > create indirect relatives are 1) weird, and 2) dependent on English > morphology. Some languages will have more frequent indirect relatives, and > others none at all. > > Aidan
Bonus Vocab (automatically from WordNet): - elucidation, n. an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on - snap at, v. bite off with a quick bite; "The dog snapped off a piece of cloth from the intruder's pants" Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process.


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Michael Potter <mhpotter@...>