Posted by Li on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:37pm.
In the word ecologists, is eco the root morpheme or ology? Are the morphemes eco, log, y, ist, s or
ec, ology, ist, s ?
This is very confusing for me. Any explanation on how to find the root would be appreciated.
For example, on contributions are the morphemes con, trib, ute, ion, s or con, tribute, ion, s?
- English - Writeacher, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:46pm
A good place to start is any good dictionary --
www.onelook.com (there's a wide variety of dictionaries to choose from here)
Look under the definitions. You'll see the major parts of this word that came to us from the Greek. The root is -log- from the Greek word for words or study; the prefix is from the Greek word oikos (house) and -ist is the suffix that indicates "a person who..."
I would divide up "ecologists" like this:
Try again with "contributions."
- English - Li, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:53pm
Would log be the root in ecologists?
- English - Writeacher, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:57pm
Yes, "log" is the root in "ecologists."
I almost agree with what you wrote for "contributions" -- see what you think:
- English - Li, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:51pm
I am confused because I think on the word contribute, tribute would be the root. I'm just confused about why this would change on contributions.
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