Tuesday, September 9, 2014
BeWare of the power of the suffix
Prefixes and suffixes are a natural and essential part of many languages, English included.
The funny thing is that we often forget how productive or dynamic a suffix can be in making new words.
The suffix under discussion here is -WARE
From software to hardware, I came across some other words that form new words when you add the suffix.
The images represent one of these words
How helpful can this be when speaking? To answer the question, it might help to consider what -ware means in the first place.
Here are some definitions
Based on the definitions and examples, then ...
How would you refer to items that serve the same purpose or are of the same material?
What other words can you "create" new words with -ware?