18 February 2014

Blending In English

Blending is one of the many ways new words are made in English. It refers to joining the beginning of one word and the end of another to make a new word with a new meaning.

What are blends?
blend, in morphology, is a word formed from parts of two or more words. In this sense blending is a process, among other processes, of creating new words.

•         Breathalyzer = breath + analyzer
•         camcorder = camera + recorder
•         emoticon = emote + icon
•         motel = motor car + hotel
•         Globish = global + English
•         sitcom = situation + comedy
•         smog = smoke + fog
•         Spork = spoon + fork
•         workaholic = work + alcoholic

 Blending the Words Used in Sentences
The adflation has restricted the number of applications for radio advertisements from businessmen
The beautility of the new computer impressed Martha
Her mini computer has a 16 bit processor
The investigative journalist recorded the voice of the corrupt leader in his camcorder
The Cremains of Jawaharlal Nehru were thrown on different parts of India from the aircraft
The train chugged through the chunnel as the water had drained off
The docudrama on perseverance was quite impressive
The thief was electrocuted as he tried to jump over an electrified fence
The febility of the dying man worried his grand children

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