(You can find the results of this challenge here)
It’s my blog so I can…
I reserve the right to occasionally deviate from my usual content to explore language and words—often in the form of a game. I call it Word Monger Monday because Word Monger is the complimentary title my husband bestows upon me when he is impressed with my ‘skills.’
Today I want to look at words that have the root ject in them. The first challenge is to discover the meaning of this root. The second challenge is to list as many words as we can that belong to this word family. The final challenge is to determine how each of these words is related to the original root.
You can take on one, two, or all three of these challenges. If you really know, by all means, enlighten us. If you don’t know for sure, but think you might, take a stab at it. It is also perfectly OK (and even encouraged) to just make up something that sounds good and see if you can convince us.
I will use a different root word to provide you with an example. If you were to tackle all three challenges it could look something like this…
mit: (Latin) send
permit, emit, submit
permit: sent (mit) through (per) the particular authority another
See, it’s easy!
I’ll post the the real scoop on ject words later today so we can find out if it’s even half as interesting as what we come up with.