Introducing the Suffix, "TION"!

According to Wiktionary the suffix tion is defined as, "Used to form nouns meaning "the action of (a verb)" or "the result of (a verb)". Words ending in this suffix are almost always derived from a similar Latin word; a few (eg gumption) are not derived from Latin and are unrelated to any verb."

Our pug blog today and tomorrow will look at an example of one related to a verb...hibernation...and one not related to a verb...recreation.

It would be remiss if Tootsie Roll did not mention the Spanish cognate connection to the suffix tion....And today's Spanish lesson reminds us that the English suffix tion is equal to the Spanish suffix ción.  This ending in Spanish would indicate that the noun is feminine in its gender and when you make it plural- ciones- the accent is dropped.

la hibernación     las hibernaciones     la recreación     las recreaciones

The first two words mean what they sound like...because it is a noun that comes from a verb with like meanings.  Because recreation is not that way, its meaning in Spanish is not the same in English....la recreación means recreation in English (to make something new, create again) and the word for recreation in Spanish...well, there are a few options...el pasatiempo, el ocio....  

Language is complex....just like the weather we have been having lately!  At least here in the Midwest!  Sunday saw highs in the low 40s which allowed for some great recreation for Tootsie Roll and Lucille!

Sticks!  Yummy!  Yummy! Sticks!

Fallen Sticks!  Fallen Sticks!  Eat them up YUM!

Where did this Igloo come from?  I thought we just drove to the park...not Alaska! Man, I need to develop a sense of time! 

PUG TAIL!  Must dig my way back to Indiana!

With the shut down of government offices and schools for Tuesday (due to sub zero temperatures and wind chills)....hibernation is on the horizon!  Check back for more on that tomorrow!  Hasta Entonces!!

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