This ESSENTIAL is designed to support you in generating new words for FUTURES DESIGN and DESIGN FUTURES LITERACIES by using a set of action prompts that reflect the character of word formation at a broad level.
|JOIN||Compounding: joining two words together (e.g. Facebook)|
|MIX||Blending: parts of words are joined|
|TRIM||A word simply can be made shorter and it’s generally understood what it refers to. Back Formation refers to trimming of something from a larger word to a smaller one, e.g. telephone to phone.|
|LOAN||We borrow or loan and reposition: words for items we use, like and circulate.|
|SWITCH||Words from one part of speech can change their use function and become another part of speech (noun to verb for example, e.g. Google to googling)|
|CAPITALISE||We make words through building acronyms. This is when we create a capitalized word from the first letters of a set or words ( e.g. EU).|
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