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fer

Some semantic interpretations:

The bound base <fer> brings the orthographic denotation ‘bear, carry’ to any of the words it builds. That sense and meaning comes from the historical root of the word <suffer> and the other words represented by the matrix above. Can you discuss this meaning in relation to the word <suffer> in relation to climate change?

Some orthographic investigations include:

  • The word <suffering> uses the prefix <suf-> which is the assimilated form of the <sub-> prefix. Can you find the other assimilated prefix in this matrix.
  • Can you find the Latin prefix that I have included in this matrix?

Prefixes

This chart from Real Spelling shows default prefixes in black & bold, and the assimilated prefixes in red.

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I recently received this lovely message from an environmental group called Sofar Ocean.

I was delighted to find they discovered this Real Spellers post that so clearly targets their interests and that the were asking about linking to each others' work. Absolutely! This kind of connection just reinforces the value of using structured word inquiry instruction as a means of deepening understanding of content areas.

Also, I've posted this comment in this special 'interactive format' of my original post that Real Spellers webmaster Matt Berman put together. The text of my original piece is the same, but Matt has created this format so that the reader can click on the identified words (at right) for resources, and those links can also be found in the text of the post. I hope to collaborate with Matt for more of these interactive kinds of posts. If you like to print off and study such documents on paper, you can go to the original post for the WordWorks Newsletter #99 at THIS LINK.

Below is the message from Sofar Ocean and the link to their work. Let's keep the col + labor + ate/ + ing going!

Hi there,

I’m Alexander from the Sofar Ocean editorial team. We connect the world’s oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet.

I’m reaching out because your post caught our attention as we were searching for ocean temperature, marine ecosystem, environmental disaster, climate crisis, coral reef ecosystem-related topics.

I was wondering if you can link it to our piece How Does Climate Change Affect the Ocean since we are of the same wavelength and have the same type of readers.

You may tag it/backlink it to any relevant text in any of your articles that you deem relevant. As a token of good faith, the Sofar Ocean team would be happy to campaign your website and content across our social media channels.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Alexander Brown

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