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dis + aster disaster

Some semantic interpretations:

Greta uses this word in the following context:

We are facing a disaster of unspoken sufferings for enormous amounts of people and now is not the time for speaking politely, we're focusing on what we can or cannot say. Now it's the time to speak clearly. Solving the client crisis is the greatest and most complex challenge that Homo sapiens has have ever faced.

Study the information borrowed from the old Real Spelling Tool Box Theme 3I (no longer available). How does the history of this word inform the use of this word in terms of the climate crisis?

Some orthographic investigations include:

  • Real Spelling presents the bound base <astr> as part of a twin base <astr> / <aster>. Can you see evidence for that in the Greek root given for “star”?

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