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The Ways and Means of Speech



Benefits From the Study of Word


Ordinary English words may be di-
vided into two great groups. The
first of these groups will consist of
what we may call common, every-day
words of one or two syllables, or
simple, understandable compounds
of these. This group will include all
the prepositions, pronouns, and con-
junctions with a considerable list of
one or two syllabled verbs, nouns,
adjectives and adverbs, — words that
belong mostly to our common, moth-
er-tongue English. The second
will consist of longer words, of three
or more syllables mostly derived from
Latin. Take up an ordinary news-
paper, magazine or school textbook,
and study, say, a column or a page
of it, listing all the different words
used by the writer, and you will find
that the words are divided about even-
ly between these two groups. In en-
larging our knowledge of English or
our proficiency in using it, it is, of
course, the second of these groups
that calls for study. Aside from the
ordinary requirements of grammar,
the first group of words give little

It is a pity that the old-time sub-
ject of "Word Analysis" has tended
latterly, to be dropped from our
school curriculums. No one can ac-
curately use or even understand de-
rivative words unless he knows the
meaning and potency of their parts.
Without this knowledge, he is like
a would-be musician who can only
sing or play "by ear". Most of the
inaccurate or otherwise "sloppy" Eng-
lish that we so commonly encounter
nowadays, comes from people who do
not know words as they should.

Derivative words usually consist of
one or more stems, or roots, coupled
with a prefix or a suffix or both. There
an equal number of suffixes, the lit-
eral meaning and application of
which, every pupil of the grammar
grade should be required to know.
The task is not so very hard, and
with a live teacher before the class a
very pleasant one. There should also
be a methodical and careful study of
at least an equal number of roots de-
rived from the Latin and Greek. These
roots should be selected according to
the number of common derivatives
in which they severally occur. Be-
ware of attempting to learn too many
"f these roots, and especially those
that are to be found in only one or
ords in the language. A com-
mittee of competent educators, who
are also classical scholars and philolo-
could render a splendid service
to education by preparing such a list
of word-roots, for the u

ers, of elementary English through-
out the country. In the absence of
such a list, any enterprising teacher
of English might prepare a fairly
good list for himself, running through
the pages of a good abridged diction-
ary, or by making judicious selections
from the pages of any text on word

Word study of this kind will won-j
derfully illuminate hundreds of words
whose meanings are very much
blurred in the average pupil's mind.
For example, take the word, avoca-
tion, which, in the mouths of many
people is used as though it were
vocation, the exact opposite of what
it really does mean, viz.; an employ-
ment quite apart from one's ordinary
calling, or vocation. In any library,
a number of books may usually bej
are about fifty of these prefixes and
found that deal with the subject ofj
misused words. From these, the!
teacher may select lists of good words)
for special study in connection with
the dictionary. In my opinion, this!
kind of work is of infinitely more ser-l
vice to the pupil than either grammar]
or spelling, as these subjects are us-l
ually taught.

There should also be much study]
of certain groups of words that are]
derived from given roots, noting the ■
influence of prefixes and suffixes, asl
well as the roots, on the meaning of 1
these words. In many cases it will
be found, to the keen interest of the
pupil, that the spelling as well as the
meaning and correct use of the word.
is determined by either the root or
the prefix or both. In the misspelling
of most of our commonly misspelled
words, there is an evident violation
of the structure of the word. Fori
example, Why is the word, separate 1
spelled with one p and an a in the
middle syllable? The prefix, se, apart
from, and parare, to appear, explain
it. There are some twenty odd de-
rivatives in English from the Latin
root, litera, a letter. All of them are
spelled with one t. A knowledge of
litera, not only throws light on the
meanings of these words, but it sup.
plies a REASON for the spelling. A
college man once confessed to me
that he could never remember which
had the doubled m, exclamatory or
inflammatory. His trouble with these
words ceased when it was suggested
that the one was derived from clamare
and the other from flamma. I was
once in the office of a scholarly west-
ern school superintendent, when I
friend called him to the telephone to
a^k him how the word, supersede
is spelled, "s u p e r c e d e", promptly
answered the superintendent.

"Are you sure of that Doctor?" I

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\\ hy, isn't that right"?

"1 am afraid not; the word comes
from sedere, to sit," I suggested.

"Why, of course it does! What an
iss I am!"

When we show our boys and girls
that there is a reason for the spelling
of most words, and stop trying to
make spellers of them through mere
memory, we Shall have fewer poor

art dealers placed on their wares to
show that they had not been repaired
or pieced out with wax, that is, were
what they were represented to be.

When word study is pursued in this
thorough and enlightening way, the
subject becomes not only highly val-
uable educationally, but vividly inter-
esting as well. And no teacher can
score much of a success in teaching
anything, unless he succeeds in mak-

The prefix as well as the root often ing that thing interesting to 'his pu-
Idetermines the spelling. Why should pils.

Ithere be two n's in annotate, and but

(one in aneroid? Or one p in apathy TRIBUTE TO E.M.HUNTSINGER

Mr. Huntsinger was one of my
warmest and most highly esteemed

and two in apparent? Or one 1
align and two in alliance? The pupil
who knows prefixes will not be both-
iered by these and hundreds of other
Isimilar spellings. He will learn that

friends. Ours was a friendship that
.-ontinued through many years. We
;xchanged very many letters, and while

the integrity of both the root and tlhe upon his numerous trips to the far west
prefix is nearly always preserved in he always mailed me cards containing

English derivatives, and that there is
always a doubled letter when the root
•begins with the same letter that ter-
minates the prefix, as in alliterate,
announce, applicant 'innuendo, im-
merse, etc.

attractive views of the many places
visited. Some pictures were made with
his own camera, for he was an expert
photographer. His last letter to me
was written April 22, only a few days
before his passing away. His death

But the influence of prefix, root and was a very great shock to me. It oc-
•suffix on the structure of words is curred May 17th.

much less important than the light After his retirement, some ten or
they throw on their meaning. How more years ago, he settled, for his clos-
vivid in meaning become the words, ing years, near the home of his youth
manual, manifest, manipulate, manu-
facture, etc., wthen we learn that all
come from manus, the hand! And the
■dullest student will be interested in
the root connection that joins suc'h
;words as annual, perennial, centennial,
and anniversity in one family. And

It was soon decided, however, that he
was just the man the community
needed. A man of his culture and
ability as an educator should be used.
Consequently he was drafted into ser-
vice as the Secretary of the School
Board, in which capacity he served

there are unique derivations that give most efficiently until his death.

d and even a humorous inter-
est to certain words, — for instance,
supercilious, which means, literally,
"a lifting of the eyebrows." Some
lexicographers assert tihat the fine
word sincere, comes from two Latin
\ words, sine, and cera (without wax),
iand had its origin in placards that

Mr. Huntsinger was distniguished as
a vigorous and successful teacher of
Penmanship and the Commercial
branches. He was a true friend and a
courteous Christian gentleman.

Although late, I beg to lay this little
rose upon his grave.

H. W. Flickinger, Glenolden, Pa.


(Continued from page 23)

ary 1, 1921, A borrowed the sum of at which time it is estimated to have a

$50,000, bearing interest at the rate of scrap value of $10,000.

6%, which loan was repaid on Decern- Compute the carrying value of the
jber 31, 1922. The building which was building on January 1, 1923, assuming

erected was of a substantial type and that the building was ready for occu-
r has an estimated life of forty-five years, pancy on January 1, 1922.

Statement of Carrying Value of Building, January 1, 1923

Cost of construction $100,000

Add cost of clearing ground:

Removing old structures $ 3,000

Less salvage recovered 500 $ 2,500

Compensation, injury to workman 5,000 7,500

■ Interest on borrowed money during construction,

6% on $50,000 for one year 3,000

Cost of building to day of completion $110,500

Less Depreciation, one year, straight line method:

Original cost $110,500

Less salvage value 10,000

Total to be written off $100,500

Depreciation, one year, 1/45 2,233



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)f Business Educator, published Monthlyl ex-
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bounty of Franklin i >?

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the
tate and county aforesaid, personally ap-
peared Arthur G. Skeeles, who. having been
luly sworn according to law, deposes and says
hat he is the editor of The Business Educa
or, and that the following is, to the best of
us knowledge and belief, a true statement of
he ownership, management (and if a daily
taper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid
mblication for the date shown in the above
:aption, required by the Act of August 24,
912, embodied in section 443, Postal Laws
,nd Regulations, printed on the reverse of this
orm, to wit :

1. That the nai
•ublisher, editor, r
less managers are
*ame of
Publisher, The Zaner Bloser Company,

612 N. Park St., Columbus, O.
Editor, E. W. Bloser,

612 N. Park St., Columbus.O.
Managing Editor, E. A. Lupfer,

12 X. Park St., Columbus.O.
Business Manager, None.

That the owners are: (Gi
iddresses of individual owners, or, il
>oration, give its name and the nar
iddresses of stockholders owning or
1 per cent or more of the total am
is they appear upon the books of the c

ner-Bloser Company,

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holding 1 per cent or more of total
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(If there are none, so state.)

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giving the names of the owners, stockholders,
ity holders, if any, contain not only
the list of stockholders and security holders
but also, in cases where the stockholder or
security holder appears upon the books of the
company as trustee or in any other fiduciary
relation, the name of the person or corpora-
tion for whom such trustee is acting, is given ;
also that the said two paragraphs contain
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During the Past Season

We have placed teachers in these schools (which omits the splendid
list of high schools announced last month):

Nettleton Commercial College, Sioux Falls, S. D. ; Troy (N. Y.) School of Com-
merce- Kinyon Commercial School, Pawtucket, R. I.; Skidmore College, Saratoga
Springs N. Y.; Westbrook Commercial Academy, Olean. N. Y. ; Heald's Business
College San Jose, Calif.; Dickinson Seminary. Williamsport, Pa.; State Normal
School. Indiana. Pa.; Mid-Pacific Institute. Honolulu; Fisher Business College.
Somerville Mass.; Union Institute, Cleveland; Detroit Commercial College; Bliss
Business College, North Adams. Mass.; Brown's Business College. Kankakee, 111.;
Upsala College, Kenilworth, N. J.

Other good openings have been reported all fall. May we help you?


E. E. GAVLORD. Manager (A Specially by a Specialist) Prospect Hill. Beverly. Ma.8.

Teachers Wanted

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Teachers of Bookkeeping and Penmanship,
We Can Place You!

Never before in the history of our organization has there been such a
demand on us for competent teachers of Bookkeeping and Penmanship.
We are being called on almost every day to make recommendations for
positions of this nature, offering salaries ranging from $125 to $250 per
month. If you are without employment at this time or are seeking a better
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igh the mails or othe
subscribers during the six months preceding
the date shown above is (This information is
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E. \\\ BLOSER. Editor.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
17th day of September, 1923.

EARL A. LUPFER, Notary Public.
(My commission expires January 11, 1926.)

Meet Us in Chicago!

Attend the National Commercial Teachers'
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The old saying that "He who would
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your preparation for business for your-
self, and in your relation with your em-
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employer, you must first have been em-
ployed. You must learn to take orders.
You must learn to accept authority — to
do what you are told, as you are told,
even if the work to be done is not to
your liking. The successful man does

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