Let's face it; English is a mess...
It is not just one language; English is made up of parts of dozens of languages from around the world all smashed together. Modern “English” is really a combination of Greek/Latin (35%), Anglo/French (29%), Germanic (26%), and an assortment of other languages. Of these, the Greek and Latin are the languages easiest to turn into a set of “short-cuts” that will enable you, as a student, to dissect vocabulary words to arrive at an approximation of a word. These short-cuts can really help with standardized tests such as the SSAT, SAT and GRE!
To see an excellent example of this, consider a word like “somnambulist.” When it appeared on the SAT Reasoning Test in the past students were very confused. There is almost no reason that a student, especially one for which English is a second language, would know what this means.
With NinjaRoots, you can combine card #3, ambul (which means “walk”), with card #88, somn (which means “sleep”), to arrive at the understanding that “somnambulist” is someone who sleepwalks. Printed on high-quality card and laminated, the NinjaRoots cards are durable and will last for many late-night study sessions. In a convenient and durable plastic box, NinjaRoots can be tossed into a backpack and studied on the go. Give them a try and see how NinjaRoots can help cut your stress about upcoming tests!
Note to Educators: These cards are designed to facilitate the process of learning ENGLISH. While they do make use of Greek and Latin word roots, NinjaRoots is not designed to teach students to speak or write Greek or Latin. As this is the case, some romanophiles will note that there has been some simplification in order to aid recall of the roots for the purposes of helping students learn English. "
NinjaRoots Greek and Latin Roots: Volume 1 - B01ET22IK4