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Two forms of the same word are called _____. a)cognates b)doublets c)allusions d)pejoration?

Asked by jlmarez (11 points ) March 5th, 2010

Two forms of the same word are called _____.
cognates
doublets
allusions
pejoration

My son need to answer this on an assignment he is doing and I do not know the answer.

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FutureMemory's avatar

Type each word into a dictionary site and see which one matches up.

lillycoyote's avatar

Your son needs to do his own homework or he’s going to grow up knowing nothing more than he knows now. If it is in his homework then the answer must be in his text book or notes somewhere. Just giving him the answer is isn’t really going to help him at all.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

www.dictionary.com is what you’re looking for I think.

Sarcasm's avatar

I’ll narrow down the answer for you.
Pejoration is the process of making something worse.

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] We’re happy to point you in the right direction, but won’t answer the question directly.

I’d go with the dictionary, too.

davidbetterman's avatar

None of the above…

They are called syncophanticoms.

Just kidding. I think that is a new word, though.

bhec10's avatar

doublet:
either of a pair of similar things, in particular
• either of two words of the same historical source, but with two different stages of entry into the language and different resultant meanings, for example fashion and faction, cloak and clock.
• (doublets) the same number on two dice thrown at once.

cognate:
(of a word) having the same linguistic derivation as another; from the same original word or root (e.g., English is, German ist, Latin est from Indo-European esti).

allusion:
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference : an allusion to Shakespeare | a classical allusion.

pejorative:
expressing contempt or disapproval

Now you figure it out :-)

Cruiser's avatar

They are better known as Google

gailcalled's avatar

@jlmarez: This is a perfect time for you to learn things you don’t know; but let your son do his own research. Otherwise it is known as cheating.

@bvdshec17: He gave it all away but he didn’t mention that he wasn’t using his own words. He needs a link to source. OTOH, he knows how to look words up.

bhec10's avatar

@gailcalled Yeah, sorry that I forgot to mention my source. I looked them up in my Mac’s dictionary.

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