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Or: Fun with Linguistics!

In this game, we list words that share common roots, one at a time. The easiest way to explain this is to give an example:

Chloroform
Chloroplast
Amyloplast
Amylase
DNA helicase
Helicopter
Ornithopter
Ornithology
Psychology
Psychopath
Telepath
Telephone
Xylophone
Xylophage
Anthropophage
...And so forth.

If you say a word that does not have a common root, but only sounds like it (example: dinosaur -> dinoflagellate: "dino-" comes from the Greek "deinos", meaning terrifying for dinosaur, and "dino" meaning rotation for dinoflagellate), you will receive a strike. All strikes are listed on this first post for all to see and laugh at.

We all got that? Alright! I'll start where that last one left off:

Anthropophage

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yehoshua
Tattorack
Seth
Seth
Seth

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Anthropometry
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Anthropomorhism.

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Polymorphism

Are we meant to volley between beginning and ending roots (probably are better words for these but I'm not a linguist) as per the example, or is that not necessarily a rule?

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Pentagram
(I like that we mods are the only ones playing this game so far.)

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Come on guys don't you like etymology
We should get Ebly here for this

Is Telegram the same sense of gram?

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not sure.
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Telegraph. (non mod combo-breaker!)

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Come on guys don't you like etymology
We should get Ebly here for this

Is Telegram the same sense of gram?
Yes it is.
CaptainPea wrote:
Are we meant to volley between beginning and ending roots (probably are better words for these but I'm not a linguist) as per the example, or is that not necessarily a rule?
It's more fun that way, but it's not required. For some instances, it's pretty much impossible to do it that way. Like with my next word.

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but it is possible: Piezometer.

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Sphygmomanometer.

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Sphygmochronograph. Google is my friend.

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Romantic (I think that works... -tic)

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hey guys

this game is more fun when your root is at least four letters long

we can say "tic" and "al" and "ness" all day long.

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