Shakespearean Word Coinage (TED)

In honor of not yet starting to read Hamlet, I am sharing this article on words coined by Shakespeare (dwindle and hoodwink among them). It also looks at a few of the many word coinage methods used by the grammatically inventive. Diverse prefixes and suffixes, for example, can be attached to existing roots to form new words. “Anti-” is probably my favorite, producing vocabulary such as “anti-clockwise” in British English and “anti-sexy” in French.

 

 

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