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New English Word Student Challenge!!!

On the occasion of celebrating the European Languages Day 2021, the students of the three classes of Model Senior-High School of Patras in Greece were involved by their English Teacher, Ms Maria Marisa Christopoulou in a language challenge:

we «invented» our own new English words,

hoping that one day, some of them at least, if not all,

will be a part of our everyday vocabulary  and  officially be included in the English Dictionnary!!!

Here is the list of our neologisms:

New Word

Speech Part

Definition (Example)

Adultent

noun

An adult student

Australis

verb

(austrealis =s outhern in latin). Feeling austrious ex. After the test results came out, I was feeling australis.

Baskey

adjective

(basketball + volleyball) Someone who likes playing both basketball and volleyball. eg. He is a baskey boy.

Blamor

noun

The person who has black humour

Bookcape

verb

Blend of “book” and “escape”. Spending a long period of time reading, resulting in feeling like escaping reality. ex. After a long day at work, all she wanted to do was chill and boockape in her room.

Boredfree

adjective

(bored + free) The one who is free to be bored

Bresson

noun

(lesson + break) Lesson time during which students are allowed to talk and eat as if it is still a break

Brocoship

noun

(Brocolli+friendship) A friendship that feels as healthy as a brocolli

Brokay

adjective

(broken+okay) The person who feels broken but can handle it

Buddhabud

noun

The friend who is always calm/chill. E.g. Orestis is so calm that it drives me crazy, he is such a Buddhabud.

Cibapomerananes

noun

Dried bananas. E.g. Every day I eat cibapomerananes.

Cleanless

adjective

Something that is not clean

Coffeict

noun

(cofee+addict) Someone who is addicted to drinking coffee (Example: Mark is such a coffeict! He drinks at least six cups a day!

Coolsitive

adjective

(cool + insensitive) Someone who looks insensitive, but actually is cool.

Craughing

verb

(crying + laughing) Crying from happiness

Dada

noun

A combination of daddy and mama used by kids for their non-binary  parents, mostly for bi-gender ones

Discording

noun

Speaking, watching movies or playing games among friends through Discord (a group-chatting app)

Dispassitive

adjective

(dispassionate + sensitive) Someone who is sensitive but sometimes looks dispassionate.

Empainty

adjective

(pain + empty) The person who is broken and feels empty and pain.

Envylation / envylated

noun / adjective

(envy+elation) A feeling of joy that is caused by witnessing the suffering of a person you dislike / Someone who feels joy due to the suffering of a person they dislike (Example: Although I know it’s perverse, I can’t help but feel envylated seeing (name) get suspended. He is always so mean to everyone.)

Faicon

noun

Short form of fashion icon. Example: She is the absolute faicon.

Famfunding

verb

(family funding) Raising money for a project by getting a number of family members to start their new company

Famimeal

noun

(family+meal) A meal that one has with their family (Example: Our last famimeal went so poorly! My two uncles started
arguing about politics and after that everything went downhill.)

Fink

verb

(food + think) To always have food on your mind.

Forkeel

noun

Forked (διχαλωτό) shoe with heel

Ginious

adjective

The person who is addicted to gin.

Glassing

verb

Wearing glasses (He was glassing while reading the newspaper)

Guitamp

noun

A type of semi-acoustic guitar with a built-in amplifier

Heartstal

adjective

(crystal + heart) The person who is very sensitive.

Jumpforecaster

noun

(jump force + master) Someone who is a jump force master.

Listudying

verb

(listeng to music + stydying) Studying while listening to music

loc

verb

lol (laugh out loud) + crying.

 To you cry out of laughter

Lolistas

adjective

A player of the video game League of Legends

Lorunner

noun

(love + runner) The person who loves to run.

Lother

verb

(love+ others) We must love each other

Mask matching

verb

When you match your mask,color or pattern, with your outfit

Mediatraveler

noun

The person who spends their whole vacation taking pictures to post on social media to show off

Melanchory

noun

A state of intense melancholy that is unpredictably difficult to deal with

Metafeelbolism

noun

(metabolism + feel) The person whose feeligs change from second to second.

mt

abbreviation

Short form of empty

Nadirstate

noun

A state, in which someone feels like being at their lowest point of life. This phenomenon can be recurring

Nervited

adjective

Blend of “nervous” and “excited”. The feeling of being nervous but excited about something (event, meeting etc.) at the same time. ex. I am so nervited to perform my duet on stage.

Norry-beppy

verb

Don’t worry, be happy

Open down (to someone)

verb

To hide information about you when you talk to someone

Peart

noun

Personality+heart e.g. He is such a nice person, I love his heart.

Pipod

noun

The plastic tripod in the pizza box that separates the pieces

Raingazing

noun

The observation of the rain e.g. DEuring autumn, raingazing is relaxing and a way to relieve stress.

Rast

verb

Run + fast e.g. it is about to rain! Rast!

Relastinate

verb

Blend of “relax” and “procrastinate”. Relaxing even though there is work to get done. ex. Even though I should be finishing my project right now, I’m going to relastinate until my mental health gets better.

Rudicious

adjective

A person who is rude and vicious

Savannet

verb

(save the planet + savanna) We must save the planet and the wild animals that live in the savannas

Shineful

noun

Combination of the words Shine and Wonderful

Siller

noun

(Serial killer) The person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern.

Sincing

verb

(Singing and dancing) Singing and dancing at the same time

Smileet

adjective

(sweet + smile) The person who has a sweet smile.

Snowater

noun

The combination of snow and water e.g. snowater is usually observed during winter.

Speak down

verb

To lower your voice

Technex

noun

(technology + expert) The person who is an expert on technology.

Teenguage

noun

(teen + language) The language that teens use

Teenxiety

noun

A teen with anxiety mostly caused from school

Terroriosity

noun

(terror+curiosity) A mix of fear and curiosity (Example: I was filled with terroriosity while exploring that old abandonned hotel.)

Thungry

adjective

The person who is both thirsty and hungry. Example: I’m so thungry.

Unforgitable

adjective

(Blend of unforgettable + unforgivable) Something that is not to be forgiven or forgotten. E.g. The fact that he lied to me so many times is just unforgitable. I don’t think that I’ll ever talk to him again.

Vames

noun

Short form of video games. Example: I’m going to play some vames.

Vanxination

noun

The fear of treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease

Vanxious

adjective

V•anx•ious The extreme feeling of uneasiness, concern and nervousness about something whose outcome is unknown. A combination of the words «very» and «anxious». eg. She has been vanxious all day for tommorow’s exam.

Zenithstate

noun

A state, in which one feels they go through a successful or happy time

European Day of Languages 2021: 20 years celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity

Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans are represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states and all are encouraged to discover more languages at any age, as part of or alongside their studies. This stems from the Council of Europe’s conviction that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent. Therefore, the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.  At the Council of Europe’s initiative, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September – together with the European Commission. [Source: https://edl.ecml.at/Home/tabid/1455/language/en-GB/Default.aspx].

To celabrate European Languages Day, apart from visiting the relevant portal, doing various quizzes and activities and participating in the «logo for T-shirt» contest, this year we participated in an unusual and quite interesting language CHALLENGE!

We invented new words (neologisms/coinages) in English and we have been trying to «advertise/promote» them among our friends and through Social Media, aiming at making them popular and hoping that one day they might be included in the Dictionary!!!

Hare are our words in alphabetical order:

HUMAN RIGHTS WORD SEARCH

By Maria-Eleoussa Marinou

Καταγραφή

 

Look for the words: belief, respect, liberty, freedom, education, declaration, dignity, safety, religion, peace, equality, democracy, tolerance, diversity, unity, morality, autonomy, humanity, unesco, constitution, torture, treaty, brutality, slavery.

There is an extra word

GOOD  LUCK!!!

ANSWERS

2

Τhe extra word is autonomy

Dangerous Jobs – Word Grid

By Dimitris Kollias &  Nikolaos Evaggelos Betsos

Καταγραφή

War

By Katerina Balda (A Class)

 ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ ΑΓΓΛΙΚΩΝ

War is a state of armed conflict between states or societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence of war is usually called «peace«. Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general.Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties.

 

The English word war derives from the late Old English (circa.1050) words wyrre and werre, from Old French werre (also guerre as in modern French), in turn from the Frankish *werra, ultimately deriving from the Proto-Germanic *werzō “mixture, confusion’. The word is related to the Old Saxon werran, Old High German werran, and the German verwirren, meaning “to confuse”, “to perplex”, and “to bring into confusion”. In German, the equivalent is Krieg (from Proto-Germanic *krīganą “to strive, be stubborn’); the Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian term for «war» is guerra, derived like the Old French term from the Germanic word. 

War is a state of armed conflict between states or societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence of war is usually called «peace«.

Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties.

The English word war derives from the late Old English (circa.1050) words wyrre and werre, from Old French werre (also guerre as in modern French), in turn from the Frankish *werra, ultimately deriving from the Proto-Germanic *werzō “mixture, confusion’. The word is related to the Old Saxon werran, Old High German werran, and the German verwirren, meaning “to confuse”, “to perplex”, and “to bring into confusion”. In German, the equivalent is Krieg (from Proto-Germanic *krīganą “to strive, be stubborn’); the Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian term for «war» is guerra, derived like the Old French term from the Germanic word.

 

 

Foreign languages in our life

By Efstathia Athanasopoulou

Καταγραφή

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     Nowadays, the majority of people believe that it is essential for everyone to study almost one foreign language. Why is it so important the knowledge of another language? Which are the advantages that we can take from this activity? Is it a way to improve international relations?

     First of all, people learn other languages, English for example, for many reasons. One of them is to obtain an extra qualification that will be useful for them to find a job position. In addition, they would have the opportunity to study or work or just travel abroad and communicate without problems with people from other countries. Consequently, somebody may study another language for practical or vocational reasons.

     Moreover, the study of foreign language contributes to the spiritual evolution of each person. The unique characteristics of each language, such as structure, vocabulary and idioms, introduce the learner to a different way of thinking and facing the world we live. As a result, this activity broadens the mind and helps people to understand and accept easier the other cultures. By discovering the other cultures the person discovers their own country and loves the singularity and value of their own culture.

     Finally, the person has the chance to watch television programmes of other countries, read newspapers and novels and be informed about the latest news and events all over the world.

     If people know a foreign language, they enjoy a wide variety of opportunities which let them come in contact with places from around the world. These opportunities that the majority of the population have, improve a lot the international relations.

 

 

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